Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh chairs a remote session of the council as a health precaution in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh convened a session of the council online on Monday during which it approved proposals to amend and finance the system to combat terrorism, said Assistant Speaker Dr. Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan.

Al-Samaan said the council also called on the General Accounting Bureau to expedite work on the recovery of state dues.

The council, he said, approved the draft system of the Tourism Development Fund.

It also called on the Ministry of Economy and Planning to publish  digital indicators for the performance of different sectors and regional sustainable development. The Shoura Council urged the ministry to release economic indicators regularly.

 

 

 

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Updated 10 July 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 51 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 163,026
  • A total of 2,151 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 51 more deaths from COVID-19 and 3,159 new confirmed cases of the disease on Friday.
Of the new cases, 296 were recorded in Riyadh, 249 in Hufof, 209 in Jeddah 246, 158 in Dammam and 139 in Taif.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 163,026 after 1,930 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,151 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.