G20 finance ministers, central bank governors to meet this week

G20 finance ministers, central bank governors to meet this week
Journalists sit in the media center during the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 22, 2020. (Reuters/File Photo)
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Updated 12 October 2020

G20 finance ministers, central bank governors to meet this week

G20 finance ministers, central bank governors to meet this week

RIYADH: G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will take part in an online meeting on Wednesday, under the Saudi G20 presidency. 
The officials will discuss global economic development, as well as possible downside risks and policy responses to protect the economy against it. 
They will also discuss updates to the G20 Action Plan agreed in April,  which supports the global economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The meeting will be co-chaired by Mr. Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Finance, and Ahmed Al-Kholifey, governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.


Saudi Arabia records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 213 new cases

Saudi Arabia records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 213 new cases
Updated 25 January 2021

Saudi Arabia records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 213 new cases

Saudi Arabia records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 213 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 198 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 75

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,355.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 213 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 366,584 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 2,092 remain active and 333 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 75, followed by the Eastern Province with 50, Makkah with 38, Najran recorded 12 and the Northern Borders Province confirmed 10 cases.

The ministry also announced that 198 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 358,137.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to adhere to the measures and abide by instructions.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 99.2 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 2.13 million.