Governor of Saudi Arabia's Qassim province launches anti-smoking program

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal launched the initiative. (SPA)
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Updated 24 June 2020

Governor of Saudi Arabia's Qassim province launches anti-smoking program

QASSIM: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Tuesday launched an anti-smoking program and reviewed details about the project.
Members of the anti-smoking association and other officials were also present at the launch of the project costing SR4 million ($1.06 million).
The governor also launched the Qassim Technical Association. In the first phase, the association will provide training to 650 participants.
Prince Faisal stressed the need to boost the technical skills of the people in the region.
He said these efforts will help provide national talent to different organizations in the public and private sectors. The Qassim governor urged all those who are interested in acquiring new skills or hone existing skills to join the association and contribute to the development of the Kingdom.
In a separate event, the governor honored the region’s security department for its performance during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.