Saudi Cabinet reviews latest local and global pandemic developments

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

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 announces 12 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 14 min 51 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 12 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 12 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 347,513
  • A total of 5,919 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 12 deaths from COVID-19 and 249 new infections on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 65 were recorded in Riyadh, 51 in Makkah, 32 in Madinah, 29 in the Eastern Province and 13 in Najran.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 347,513 after 337 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,919 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.