Saudi governors offer Eid Al-Adha greetings

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan, governor of the Northern Borders Region, offers Eid Al-Adha greetings to the security officials in the region. (SPA)
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Updated 31 July 2020

Saudi governors offer Eid Al-Adha greetings

RIYADH: Governors of Saudi regions on Friday welcomed visitors and extended greetings on Eid Al-Adha.

Regional leaders shed light on the services provided by the government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the visitors of the Two Holy Mosques and holy sites during this exceptional Hajj season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to preventive measures adopted by the Saudi government, worshippers were able to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers on Friday at the Grand Mosque, the Prophet’s Mosque and all mosques in the Kingdom, while respecting social distancing.

At the Grand Mosque, prayers were performed in the presence of Imam Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani and in Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, Jazan, Tabuk, Qassim, the Eastern Province, Arar, Asir and Baha, the governors performed the prayers with worshippers, including Prince Faisal bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh and Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah.


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.