Saudi COVID-19 clinics help 100,000 people

Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday. (SPA)
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Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi COVID-19 clinics help 100,000 people

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: Saudi health clinics set up as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped more than 100,000 people around the Kingdom since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Health’s Tettamman (rest assured) clinics have offered treatment to 63,529 people, while Taakad (make sure) center services in Al-Ahsa helped 21,030 people.
Al-Ahsa’s Taakad service is available at two locations in Al-Mabraz and Al-Hofuf. The car-stop testing centers’ daily capacity is between 1,200 and 1,500.
In Madinah, Tettamman clinics have offered advice to 18,700 people with COVID-19 symptoms. Three clinics in the city operate daily from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Since it opened, the Taakad drive-through testing center has also offered PCR tests to 5,200 people. Taakad provides COVID-19 testing for those who show no to mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual.
Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app. Tettamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms, such as fever, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties.
Meanwhile, the Kingdom recorded 34 new COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, raising the total to 3,303.
Saudi Arabia reported 1,482 new cases, meaning 294,519 people have now contracted the disease. There are 30,823 active cases, 1,805 of whom are in critical condition. The ministry also announced that 3,124 more patients had recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 260,393.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 4,071,857 tests, with 70,754 carried out in the past 24 hours.


Saudi Arabia issues SR20 banknote to mark G20 presidency

Updated 24 October 2020

Saudi Arabia issues SR20 banknote to mark G20 presidency

  • The new banknote will be put into circulation on Sunday
  • It will feature King Salman and the G20 Saudi summit logo on one side, and a world map on the other

LONDON: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority said on Saturday it will release a new SR20 banknote to mark the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20 summit.
The new banknote will be put into circulation on Sunday, and will feature King Salman and the G20 Saudi summit logo on one side, with a world map highlighting G20 countries in a darker shade on the other.
The G20 summit will take place on Nov. 21–22, 2020 in Riyadh.