Sakani program provides new homes for thousands of Saudis 

This still image from a video posted on the Saudi Housing Ministry website shows a housing project for Saudi citizens under the ministry's Sakani program.
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Updated 16 October 2020

Sakani program provides new homes for thousands of Saudis 

RIYADH: The Housing Ministry’s Sakani program has announced that 31,948 families benefited from its work in September, including 12,231 families that have already moved into their homes; representing the largest number since its launch.
The total number of families that benefited from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year reached 285,762, including 96,633 families that have already moved into their homes.
The program also announced that since the beginning of 2020, 61,552 under-construction residential units have been reserved. Contracts have been issued for 74,014 residential loans throughout Saudi Arabia.


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.