COVID-19 claims 33 more lives in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announced 33 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,068 new cases of the disease on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Updated 26 August 2020

COVID-19 claims 33 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 284,945
  • A total of 3,755 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 33 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,068 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 84 were recorded in Jazan, 67 in Makkah, 57 in Madinah, 55 in Riyadh and 31 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 284,945 after 1,013 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,755 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.


Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia airline

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Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia airline

Ibrahim Al-Omar is the newly appointed director general of Saudia airline, elected recently by the board of directors, headed by Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser.
Al-Omar holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and has a strong background in the information communications technology and logistics sectors.
He also attended the program for leadership development at Harvard Business School.
Al-Omar has been a Saudia board member since June 2020. Prior to that, he was the governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority between April 2017 and February 2020.
He was chief executive officer of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) between 2014-2017.
He has worked on a variety of major international telecom projects as well, during his 18-year career, including appointments at Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), until he became
vice president of STC’s business unit, chief executive officer of VIVA Bahrain and chief alliance and partnership officer and chief development officer
at Mobily.
Al-Omar is also chairman of Mideast Ship Management Limited and serves on the boards of the Saudi Railways Co., National Chemical Carriers and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation.