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COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Urges All to Follow Instructions

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1441/8/19 - 2020/04/12

Riyadh, April 12, 2020, SPA -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 53rd meeting today.

During the meeting, all relevant COVID-19 updates and reports were reviewed. The committee discussed the epidemiological situation globally, as well as the cases reported locally. All precautionary measures carried out at the points of entry into the Kingdom will continue in full and will be further enhanced, the committee stressed.

Following the meeting, a press conference was held where Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali reported that the total number of confirmed cases with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world amounted to more than 1,800,000, adding that 409,000 cases recovered so far. He disclosed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 reached 109,000.

"As many as 429 new cases of COVID-19 are recorded in the Kingdom. The confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom are 4462, including 3642 diagnosed as active," he said, adding that 41 cases have recovered today, bringing to 761 the total number of recoverees.

He stated that the total number of deaths from Coronavirus is 59 after reporting 7 deaths today.

He called on whoever has symptoms or would like to check-up, to use the self-assessment service in MAWID application, and inquire or consult the Health Center (937) around the clock.

19:55 LOCAL TIME 16:55 GMT

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