Saudi Arabia to provide 60,000 free Wi-Fi points

Saudi Arabia to provide 60,000 free Wi-Fi points
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Updated 16 November 2020

Saudi Arabia to provide 60,000 free Wi-Fi points

Saudi Arabia to provide 60,000 free Wi-Fi points
  • CITC has worked with telecom providers to implement the initiative and will continue to oversee its introduction

RIYADH: At least 60,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots will be provided in public locations across Saudi Arabia as part of a Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) initiative.
Hospitals, malls, public parks and the Two Holy Mosques will be among locations to get free Wi-Fi access, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. The initiative includes free access to the public Wi-Fi network for each service provider for up to two hours per day in a number of Saudi cities.
CITC has worked with telecom providers to implement the initiative and will continue to oversee its introduction.


Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

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Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 357 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 70

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.