Saudi Arabia announces 15 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced 15 deaths from COVID-19 and 435 new infections on Thursday. (File/SPA)
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Updated 29 October 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 15 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 333,005
  • A total of 5,363 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 15 deaths from COVID-19 and 435 new infections on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 47 were recorded in Madinah, 46 in Makkah, 46 in Riyadh, 33 in Yanbu, 11 in Dammam and 10 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 333,005 after 455 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,363 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.


Al-Jouf principality, Saudi Ministry of Environment sign agreement to boost support for family-run businesses

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Al-Jouf principality, Saudi Ministry of Environment sign agreement to boost support for family-run businesses

Al-Jouf Gov. Prince Faisal bin Nawaf witnessed the signing of an agreement, between Al-Jouf principality and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, that aims to provide greater support to empower small, family-run rural businesses.
The initiative is designed help families in rural areas who are running cottage industries and micro-businesses to improve and sustain their income and standard of living, create self-employment opportunities and transform their projects into competitive entrepreneurial businesses that can withstand market challenges.
The agreement was signed by Mansour Al-Mushaiti, the deputy minister of environment, water and agriculture, and Hussein Al-Sultan, Al-Jouf’s undersecretary, in the presence of Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, minister of environment, water and agriculture.
The Ministry has launched a number of initiatives designed to contribute to the achievement of sustainable-development goals as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program of reforms.
It is also supporting the implementation of the National Transformation Program, which aims to achieve sustainable development based on principles such as sustainable economic growth, social development and protection of the environment and natural resources.