Number of cases, deaths from COVID-19 continues to fall in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,629 new cases of the disease on Thursday. (SPA)
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Updated 30 July 2020

Number of cases, deaths from COVID-19 continues to fall in Saudi Arabia

  • There have been no reports of coronavirus infections at the holy sites of Hajj on the second day of the pilgrimage
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 231,198

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,629 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 137 were reported in Hufof, 114 in Riyadh, 66 in Dammam, 63 in Najran and 60 in Madinah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 231,198 after 2,629 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,842 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.
There have been no reports of coronavirus infections at the holy sites of Hajj on the second day of the pilgrimage.

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Bukhari has been the Saudi envoy to Lebanon since December 2018. He previously served as charge d’affaires at the embassy from March 2018 until his current appointment.

Bukhari obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science with distinction at the King Abdul Aziz University in 1995.

He obtained a higher diploma in diplomatic studies at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh in 2000, and a master’s in international politics from California State University, Fullerton.

He joined the Saudi diplomatic corps in 1996. In 1999, he was appointed deputy head of the mission of the Kingdom’s embassy in Niger.

Bukhari served as the consul general in Los Angeles from 2002 to 2006. In 2007, he was appointed to the office of the undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He became director of total quality management in 2009.

In 2013, he was assigned a role at the Saudi Embassy in Berlin. He was appointed assistant director general of planning and development at the ministry in 2016. He also served as the director general of diplomatic affairs and protocol and deputy undersecretary for protocol affairs in 2017.