Saudi Arabia records further drop in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from the coronavirus and 472 new cases of the disease on Friday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 25 September 2020

Saudi Arabia records further drop in COVID-19 cases, deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 315,636
  • A total of 4,625 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from the coronavirus and 472 new cases of the disease on Friday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in Makkah, 46 in Madinah, 32 in Dammam, 30 in Riyadh, 18 in Hufof and 14 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 315,636 after 843 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,625 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.


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.