Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced five deaths from COVID-19 and 356 new infections on Thursday.Of the new cases, 180 were recorded in Riyadh, 80 in the Eastern Province, 37 in Makkah, eight in Asir, six in Madinah, four in Hail, three in Najran and two in Jazan.The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom i


Saudi Arabia temporarily closes 10 mosques after detecting COVID-19 cases

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced on Tuesday the temporary closure of 10 mosques in six regions after detecting COVID-19 cases among worshipers.The closed mosques were in Jizan, Riyadh, Makkah, Asir, Medina, and the Eastern province.Three of the mosques were later opened a


Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced four deaths from COVID-19 and 315 new infections on Sunday.  Of the new cases, 177 were recorded in Riyadh, 57 in the Eastern Province, 28 in Makkah, eight in Madinah, six in Asir, three in Najran, two in Hail, and one in Jazan.  The total number of recov


Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced three deaths from COVID-19 and 325 new infections on Saturday.Of the new cases, 171 were recorded in Riyadh, 53 in the Eastern Province, 44 in Makkah, seven in Madinah, seven in Asir, six in Hail, five in Najran, and five in Jazan.The total number of recoveries in the Kingdo


Saudi Arabia approves Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on Thursday has approved the use and importation of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.The SFDA gave clearance for the administration of the jab based on data provided by the manufacturers, but will test the vaccine once they receive the shipments,


Arab coalition intercepts 2 Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Arab coalition forces on Wednesday intercepted and destroyed two drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia.Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said a “booby-trapped” drone was launched from Yemeni airspace by the Iran-backed Houthis was intended &


Saudi-led coalition: Houthi drone interception leaves shrapnel near Abha airport

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi group said it had intercepted a drone on Tuesday fired by the Iran-aligned group towards the kingdom but that it had left shrapnel in the vicinity of Saudi’s Abha airport, state media reported. The incident caused no casualties, the coal


Saudi Arabia records 5 COVID-19 deaths, 314 new cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded five new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,438.The Ministry of Health confirmed 314 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 373,046 people have now contracted the disease. Of the t


Saudi Arabia extends COVID-19 restrictions for 20 days

COVID-19 restrictions have been extended for another 20 days in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus following a doubling in numbers.The measures include a ban on gatherings, entertainment and events, as well as the closure of cinemas and restaurants, according to a source fr


Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced four deaths from COVID-19 and 337 new infections on Saturday.Of the new cases, 161 were recorded in Riyadh, 72 in the Eastern Province, 46 in Makkah, 10 in Hail, five in Madinah, five in Asir, four in Jazan and four in Najran.The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom inc


Saudi Arabia announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced five deaths from COVID-19 and 364 new infections on Thursday.Of the new cases, 176 were recorded in Riyadh, 85 in the Eastern Province, 43 in Makkah, 11 in Asir, seven in Madinah, five in Hail, four in Jazan and three in Najran.The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom i


Fire at Saudi Arabia airport after Houthi drone attack

A small fire in a civilian aircraft was brought under control by firefighters after a Houthi drone attack on an airport in the south-west of Saudi Arabia, the Riyadh-led coalition in Yemen said on Wednesday. Scheduled flights at Abha International Airport were delayed for take-off and landing, ac


Saudi Arabia confirms 4 COVID-19 deaths, 353 new cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded four new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,410.The Ministry of Health confirmed 353 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 370,987 people have now contracted the disease.Of the total


Saudi Arabia records 4 COVID-19 deaths, 356 new cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded four new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,406. The Ministry of Health confirmed 356 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 370,634 people have now contracted the disease.  Of t


COVID-19 infections in Saudi Arabia increase nearly four-fold during last month

RIYADH: Confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saudi Arabia have increased nearly four-fold in the last month, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.The increase was mostly caused by gatherings in restaurants and wedding celebrations, ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly


Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced four deaths from COVID-19 and 386 new infections on Saturday.Of the new cases, 154 were recorded in Riyadh, 110 in the Eastern Province, 54 in Makkah, 19 in Madinah, 12 in Najran, six in Asir and two in Jazan.The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 361,237


Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced four deaths from COVID-19 and 327 new infections on Friday.Of the new cases, 134 were recorded in Riyadh, 67 in the Eastern Province, 38 in Makkah, 11 in Madinah, 10 in Asir, eight in Najran and six in Jazan.The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 360,954


Saudi bans travellers from UAE, India, Pakistan and 17 other countries over COVID-19

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry to the kingdom from 20 countries, with the exception of diplomats, Saudi citizens, medical practitioners and their families, to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the state news agency reported. The Saudi Ministry of Interior indicated that this ban w




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