Saudi rights chief meets Doctors Without Borders humanitarian representative

Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, president of the Kingdom’s Human Rights Commission (HRC), meets Antoine Biele, humanitarian representative of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Middle East and North Africa, in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
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Updated 02 March 2020

Saudi rights chief meets Doctors Without Borders humanitarian representative

RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Kingdom’s Human Rights Commission, received Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) humanitarian representative in the Middle East and North Africa, Antoine Bieler, in Riyadh on Sunday.

During the meeting, Al-Awwad highlighted the developments in the Kingdom led by King Salman in supporting human rights, and the pioneering reforms led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which resulted in 60 decisions to promote human rights.

Last year on Human Rights Day, observed globally on Dec. 10, Al-Awwad said: “(Protection of) human rights is an issue of great international concern especially in light of the rise in wars, intolerance, terrorism, hatred and racism.”

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Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.