Saudi Human Resources Development Fund, Misk Academy sign deal to train jobseekers

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Updated 16 October 2020

Saudi Human Resources Development Fund, Misk Academy sign deal to train jobseekers

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has signed a partnership agreement with the Misk Academy to support implementation of an e-training program for the national workforce, and to improve the chances of employment in the private sector.
The areas of training covered by the agreement are business analysis, digital marketing, data analysis, data engineering, predictive business analytics, machine learning, deep learning, web application interface, integrated web development, IOS development, programming and autonomous vehicles. Applications should be submitted on the national e-training platform doroob.sa.


Saudi health ministry announces 385 new COVID-19 cases

Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health ministry announces 385 new COVID-19 cases

  • The number of people who contracted the disease in the Kingdom is now 342,968

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has confirmed 385 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths over the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health said the new confirmed cases increase the number of people who contracted the disease in the Kingdom to 342,968. 

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Madinah with 59, followed by 31 in Yanbu, 27 in Makkah, and 23 in Riyadh. 

 The ministry also announced that 375 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 329,270.

The recent deaths raise the total number of fatalities in the Kingdom to 5,217.