Saudi Cabinet reviews latest local and global pandemic developments

A virtual session was chaired by King Salman. (SPA)
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Updated 15 July 2020

Saudi Cabinet reviews latest local and global pandemic developments

  • Ministers also briefed on efforts to protect health and safety of pilgrims during Hajj season

RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed the latest developments, locally and globally, in the Coronavirus pandemic.

During a virtual session chaired by King Salman, ministers were updated on the latest numbers of confirmed cases in the Kingdom, along with details of the care that is being provided for those who test positive. They were briefed on the latest efforts to identify and monitor the spread of the virus, and heard that the ability of the authorities in the Kingdom to do so is considerably more effective than the global average.

The cabinet was told about the steps that have been taken to slow the spread of the virus and to provide highest possible standard of medical care. These include conducting more than 2 million laboratory tests, and a 30 percent increase in the capacity of hospital intensive care units in the past three months.

Ministers also reviewed the preparations by government departments for this year’s scaled-down Hajj season, including plans and precautions designed to ensure the highest levels of safety and security for pilgrims.
 


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 33 min 24 sec ago

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.