Saudi Arabia announces 31 more deaths from COVID-19

Saudi Arabia announced 31 more deaths from the coronavirus and 576 new cases of the disease on Friday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 19 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 31 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 308,352
  • A total of 4,430 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: An additional 31 people in Saudi Arabia have died of COVID-19-related conditions, authorities announced on Friday.
The total number of deaths now stands at 4,430, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Tests have confirmed 576 new cases in the Kingdom, which means that 328,720 people have contracted the disease. Of those, 15,938 cases remain active, and 1,189 patients are in critical condition.
According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 308,352 after 1,145 more patients recovered from the virus.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.