Saudi Arabia registers 35 new coronavirus deaths

The Kingdom has just completed the annual Hajj season, under strict precautionary measures. (File/AFP)
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Updated 04 August 2020

Saudi Arabia registers 35 new coronavirus deaths

  • The Kingdom recorded 1,342 new infected COVID-19 cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,984.
The Ministry of Health also said that it has registered 1,342 new infected cases, now totalling 281,435 cases in the Kingdom.
The areas most affected were Jeddah with 97 new cases, followed by Makkah with 56 cases and then Madinah with 53 new infections.
The ministry also said that 1,635 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease, bringing number of recovered cases to 243,688.
The Kingdom has just completed the annual Hajj season, under strict precautionary measures, and pilgrims who took part in this year’s pilgrimage must continue to wear electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home.
So far, over 18 million people have been affected by the disease worldwide and it has killed almost 700,000 people.


Saudi Arabia to mark 90th National Day with huge air show

Updated 6 min 12 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to mark 90th National Day with huge air show

  • The airshow, accompanied by fireworks, will take place as part of a series of events planned by the GEA

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will mark its 90th National Day with a huge air show involving 60 military and civilian aircraft.
The airshow, accompanied by fireworks, will take place as part of a series of events planned by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) for national day celebrations. 
The event will be broadcast on Sept. 23 on the Saudi TV Channel at 4 p.m. local time. 
The GEA also launched an initiative called “We sing to our country” where the audience will participate with a hashtag and a personal video of singing the national anthem. 
Selected videos will be used to produce a comprehensive artwork reflecting the spirit of national participation.