Saudi Arabia records 3,392 new COVID-19 cases

People wearing protective masks are seen in the street, after the government lifted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia July 5, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 07 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records 3,392 new COVID-19 cases

  • The kingdom now has 217,108 coronavirus infections and 2,017 virus-related deaths
  • The total number of recoveries has reached 154,839

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has recorded an additional 49 deaths and 3,392 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Tuesday. 
The new figures bring the official total in the Kingdom to 217,108 infections and 2,017 deaths. 
The health ministry said 5,205 have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 154,839. 
The highest of the new cases were recorded in Riyadh, with 308 infections. Qatif came in second, with 246 cases reported.


Red Sea cruise ships to set sail from Saudi Arabia on Aug.27

Updated 12 August 2020

Red Sea cruise ships to set sail from Saudi Arabia on Aug.27

  • Cruise ships are equipped with large theaters which will put on productions for entertainment
  • They also have gyms, swimming pools and a video games area

RIYADH: Cruise ships will set sail from the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia for the first time on Aug. 27, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.
The ships are part of the Saudi Tourism Authority’s (STA) efforts to highlight the Red Sea’s tourist treasures.
The cruise ships will have a number of private restaurants on board and some rooms will have a balcony that overlooks the Red Sea whilst others will have a view of it.
Cruise ships are equipped with large theaters which will put on productions for entertainment and small markets where souvenirs can be bought. They also have gyms, swimming pools and a video games area.