Saudi Arabia reports 27 COVID-19 deaths, 492 new cases

The Ministry of Health said the number of cases in the Kingdom now stands at 330,246, after 492 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 21 September 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 27 COVID-19 deaths, 492 new cases

  • A further 1,060 patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 27 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, bringing the total to 4,512 since the pandemic emerged.
The Ministry of Health said the number of cases in the Kingdom now stands at 330,246, after 492 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours. Out of the total, 14,235 cases remained active and still receiving medical care, while 1,133 cases are in critical condition.
The number of cases comprised of 59 percent males and 41 percent females, while it was made up of 86 percent adults, four percent elderly and 10 percent were children.

A further 1,060 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 311,499. The ministry also said that 49,035 tests had been conducted in the previous 24 hours.
The ministry reiterated the importance of adhering to the preventive measures set by the government to combat the spread of COVID-19.
It also issued information on its official Twitter account on Monday on how to stay protected and stop the spread of the virus while using public transport.

 


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.