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

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Roses are handed out on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha to thank people for adhering to guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19. (File/SPA)
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Roses are handed out on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha to thank people for adhering to guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19. (File/SPA)
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Police cars drive along a road during the annual Hajj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 01 August 2020

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

  • There have been no reports of coronavirus infections at the holy sites of Hajj on the fourth day of the pilgrimage
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 237,548

RIYADH: The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia continued to decrease on Saturday with the health ministry recording 21 more deaths from the disease.
The number of new cases announced also decreased with 1,573 infections recorded in the Kingdom over the past 24 hours.
Of the new cases, 102 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 89 in the holy city of Makkah, 72 in Dammam and 55 in Madinah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 237,548 after 1,890 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,887 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 fourth day of the pilgrimage.


Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

A cybercamp to train jobseekers in the field of programming has been launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), in cooperation with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), will run the skills initiative as part of the Tuwaiq Cybercamp training program.
Fifty trainees will take part in the learning scheme which will provide information on iOS and Android app programming, individual mentoring sessions, and practical application with certified programming certificates.
The accord also aims to provide support toward maintaining future job security.

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