ThePlace: Assafah Plaza in Riyadh

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Updated 04 July 2020

ThePlace: Assafah Plaza in Riyadh

  • Assafah Plaza has been landscaped with date palms

Assafah Plaza is located between Riyadh’s Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque and Qasr Al-Hukm (known as the Justice Palace) and overlooks Al-Adl Plaza in the west. The royal entrance to Qasr Al-Hukm is at the southern end of the plaza and two pedestrian bridges cross eastward and westward connecting the palace to the capital’s grand mosque. Assafah Plaza has been landscaped with date palms.  
This photograph was taken by Hisham Shamma as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


Saudi Arabia records increase in COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

Updated 30 October 2020

Saudi Arabia records increase in COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

  • 56,255 new tests were conducted across Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours
  • A total of 5,383 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 20 deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 398 new infections on Friday.

The new cases bring the number of total infections in the Kingdom to 346,880.

Of the new cases, 53 were recorded in Riyadh, 48 in Madinah, 38 in Yanbu, 37 in Jeddah and 32 in Makkah.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 333,409 after 404 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 5,383 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Meanwhile, 56,255 new tests were conducted across Saudi Arabia over the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.