Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths

Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths
A poster showing healthy procedures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, hangs at a barber shop window in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
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Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths

Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths
  • As many as 428 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 345,215

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia recorded 15 new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday. The death toll now stands at 5,840.
There were 322 new cases reported in the Kingdom, meaning 356,389 people have now contracted the disease. There are 5,334 active cases, 699 of them are in critical condition.
According to the Ministry of Health, 65 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, 29 in Jeddah and 24 in Makkah.
In addition, 428 more patients recovered from coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 345,215.
Jeddah Municipality has launched an awareness campaign titled “For Our Safety, We Commit” to highlight the importance of COVID-19 preventive measures and protocols for visitors to commercial establishments.
The three-month campaign will focus on the importance of precautionary measures and preventive protocols in commercial centers to limit the spread of coronavirus, Ayedh Ali Al-Zahrani, Jeddah’s deputy mayor for community service, said.

Saudi Arabia so far has conducted 9,453,444 PCR tests, with 51,831 carried out in the past 24 hours.

Saudi health clinics set up by the ministry as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the Kingdom since the start of the outbreak.
Among the testing hubs are Taakad (make sure) centers and Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
Taakad centers provide COVID-19 testing for those who show no or mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual, while Tettamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms, such as fever, loss of taste, and smell and breathing difficulties.
Appointments to either service can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app.


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

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Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.