Saudi-backed health center opens in Gaza

A Palestinian man walks past street art showing doctors mask-clad due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on November 16, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 28 November 2020

Saudi-backed health center opens in Gaza

  • Lazzarini said that the Kingdom is one of the most important donors to UNRWA, and over the past five years, it has funded the construction of seven health centers in Gaza

RAMALLAH: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) inaugurated Al-Sabra Health Center in Gaza City, with funding from Saudi Arabia.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that UNRWA was able to build Al-Sabra Health Center with generous funding from the Kingdom through the Saudi Fund for Development as part of an agreement worth $31 million, which was signed in 2018.
Lazzarini said that the Kingdom is one of the most important donors to UNRWA, and over the past five years, it has funded the construction of seven health centers in Gaza.


Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 15 January 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 356,382
  • A total of 6,313 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 3 deaths from COVID-19 and 173 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 66 were recorded in Riyadh, 43 in Makkah, 32 in the Eastern Province, 9 in Madinah, 4 in Asir, 2 in Najran and 1 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 356,382 after 181 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,313 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.