Saudi health ministry records 357 new coronavirus cases

Muslim pilgrims wear masks at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on February 28. (AFP)
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Updated 26 October 2020

Saudi health ministry records 357 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: The Saudi health ministry announced Monday 17 new deaths and 357 new cases of the novel coronavirus. 
The new virus cases bring the total number to 345,232, including 8,228 active cases undergoing treatment. Among them are 784 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
The ministry also announced that 17 new deaths have been reported, putting the tally of fatalities at 5,313.
It also said 361 cases have recovered from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 331,691.
On the other hand, 52,321 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across Saudi Arabia.


Putin thanks Saudi King Salman over Russia OPEC+ role

Updated 25 November 2020

Putin thanks Saudi King Salman over Russia OPEC+ role

RIYADH: Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked Saudi Arabia's King Salman for the "active and joint cooperation" in OPEC+.
Putin said Russia and Saudi Arabia are actively cooperating in the alliance of the world's largest oil exporters to ensure the stability of global energy markets, Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.  
Putin’s remarks were made during a ceremony to receive the credentials of foreign ambassadors.
Putin also said that Russia's relations with the Kingdom are developing increasingly due to the agreements that came after his visit to Riyadh in October 2019.