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June 2020 - Saudi Arabia Special Weapons News

  • Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 4,387 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 30 Jun 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said in a statement today that 4,387 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 190,823 cases, including 58,408 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,278 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session SPA 30 Jun 2020 -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired today a Cabinet's virtual session.
  • Health Ministry: 3,943 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 29 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,9433 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 186,436 cases, including 57,719 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,285 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Health Ministry Spokesman: 3,989 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported, Recoveries up to 124,755, in Saudi Arabia SPA 28 Jun 2020 -- The Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulali announced during a press conference here today that 3,989 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, raising the total number to 182,493 cases, including 56,187 active cases undergoing medical treatment against 2,277 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • MoH Conducts over 1.5 Million Coronavirus Lab Tests SPA 28 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) has doubled the number of tests for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Since the outbreak of the virus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the number of daily examinations was approximately 1,000, every day, as it now stands at 45,000 tests.
  • Saudi Human Resources Ministry Announces Administrative Violations of Precautionary Measures to Counter of Covid-19 SPA 28 Jun 2020 -- The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced the document of administrative violations of precautionary measures to counter the spread of "COVID-19" in various government agencies for the safety of citizens and residents.
  • Saudi coast guard fires at Iranian fishermen Press TV 28 Jun 2020 -- The Saudi coast guard has fired at a number of Iranian fishermen whose boat or boats had inadvertently strayed into the Arab country's territorial waters, local officials say.
  • Border Guard: Three Iranian Boats Were Spotted After Entering Saudi Waters SPA 27 Jun 2020 -- The Official Spokesperson for the Border Guards stated that maritime border guard patrols monitored at 18:30, on Thursday, 4/11/1441 AH, three Iranian boats after they entered the Saudi waters, where they were immediately followed up and repeated warnings issued to them to stop, but they refused to respond.
  • Health Ministry: 3,927 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported, Raising the Toll to 178,504, in Saudi Arabia SPA 27 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 3,927 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, raising the total number to 178,504 cases, including 54,865 active cases undergoing medical treatment against 2,283 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Health Ministry: 3,938 New Confirmed Cases Reported, Tally of Recoveries Jumped to 120,471, in Saudi Arabia SPA 26 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 3,938 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 174,577 cases, including 52,632 active cases undergoing medical treatment against 2,273 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Health Ministry: 5,085 New Recoveries, 3,372 Confirmed Cases Reported, in Saudi Arabia SPA 25 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement announced here today that 3,372 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 170,639 cases, including 51,325 active cases receiving medical treatment, including 2,206 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • 9 Saudi Factories Produce 2.5 Million Masks Daily SPA 25 Jun 2020 -- As a precautionary measure taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reduce the outbreak of "COVID-19", masks became obligatory and necessary products to prevent infection.
  • Health Ministry: 3,123 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 24 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,123 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 167,267 cases, including 53,083 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,129 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2,912 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 112,797.
  • Ministry of Islamic Affairs: Lessons to Be Held Again in Mosques Starting from Today SPA 24 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance has issued a decision to allow holding lessons in mosques of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia starting from today 24 June, 2020, adding that speeches must be presented immediately after the prayer with a maximum of 10 minutes duration, and with regard to lessons, the lesson must be compatible with the protocol of mosques opening duration; and that does not exceed half an hour.
  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session SPA 24 Jun 2020 -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired today a Cabinet's virtual session.
  • Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 3,139 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 23 Jun 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said in a statement today that 3,139 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 164,144 cases, including 52,913 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,122 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 4,710 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 109,885.
  • Health, Hajj Ministers: Saudi Arabia is Keen on Pilgrims' Safety SPA 23 Jun 2020 -- The Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad bin Saleh Benten has emphasized that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the honor of serving millions of pilgrims every year by facilitating all procedures to enable all Muslims of different nationalities to perform Hajj. It also has provided them with the best health and security services.
  • Saudi Arabia Restricts Hajj to 'Small, Limited' Number Due to COVID-19 VOA 23 Jun 2020 -- Saudi Arabia says the annual hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws more than 2 million Muslims from around the world, will be limited this year to a few thousand from within the kingdom due to COVID-19.
  • Ministry of Hajj and Umrah: Hajj 1441H Is Decided to Take Place This Year with Limited Number of Pilgrims from All Nationalities Residing in Saudi Arabia SPA 22 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued the following statement today:
  • Saudi Arabia Bans Overseas Pilgrimage to Mecca, Medina Over Coronavirus Sputnik 22 Jun 2020 -- Saudi Arabia made the decision to restrict this year's hajj, or pilgrimage to the sacred Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina, for pilgrims arriving from abroad due to coronavirus-related epidemiological precautions, Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday.
  • Saudi reports 3,379 new coronavirus cases amid lift of anti-virus restrictions People's Daily 22 Jun 2020 -- Saudi Arabia registered on Sunday 3,379 new coronavirus cases, raising the total infections in the kingdom to 157,612.
  • Health Ministry: 3,393 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 22 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,393 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 161,005 cases, including 54,523 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,045 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 4,045 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 105,175.
  • Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 3,379 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 21 Jun 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said today that 3,379 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 157,612 cases, including 55,215 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 2,027 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2,213 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 101,130.
  • Interior Ministry Announces Precautionary Measures and Preventive Protocols for Sectors to Limit Coronavirus Spreading SPA 21 Jun 2020 -- An official source in the Ministry of Interior stated that further to the precautionary measures and preventive protocols for the sectors announced on 29th of May 2020 and 2nd of June 2020, the Ministry of Interior announces the precautionary measures and preventive protocols for the sectors to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, which are required for returning general conditions to normal life.
  • 3941 New Confirmed Cases Reported, Toll of Recoveries Jump to 98,917, in KSA SPA 20 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health reported here today 3941 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), raising the tally of confirmed cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to 154,233, with 54,086 active cases undergoing treatment, however, reassuring against 1955 in critical conditions.
  • Ministry of Health Announces Measures to be Followed, during House-Quarantine for Coronavirus' Affected SPA 19 Jun 2020 -- Ministry of Health announced the measures to be followed, during house-quarantine for the Coronavirus' affected.
  • New 4301 Confirmed Cases, 1941 Critical Conditions Reported, in KSA SPA 19 Jun 2020 -- The total of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rose to 150,292 as new 4301 confirmed cases were reported here today, with 53,344 active but reassuring cases against 1941 critical conditions. Recoveries jumped to 1849 cases, on the other hand, pushing the tally to 95,764 cases.
  • Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 4,757 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 18 Jun 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said today that 4,757 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 145,991 cases, including 50,937 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,877 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Ministry of Health: 4,919 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 17 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 4,919 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 141,234 cases, including 48,481 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,859 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Spokesperson of Health Ministry: 4,267 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 16 Jun 2020 -- Assistant Minister of Health and Spokesperson of the Health Ministry Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdulaali said today that 4,267 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 136,315 cases, including 45,723 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,910 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session SPA 16 Jun 2020 -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired today a Cabinet's virtual session.
  • Ministry of Health: 4507 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 15 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 4507 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 132048 cases, including 43147 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1897 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 3170 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 87890.
  • Ministry of Health: 4233 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 14 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 4233 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 127541 cases, including 41849 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1855 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2172 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 84720.
  • 3366 New Confirmed Cases Raise KSA Covid-19 Tally to 123,308 SPA 13 Jun 2020 -- New 3366 confirmed cases of Coronavirus reported here today, raising the total in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to 123,308 confirmed cases, according to the Ministry of Health, in addition there are 39,828 active cases undergoing treatment, however they are reassuring against 1843 critical cases.
  • 3921 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Reported, Critical Cases Rose to 1820, in KSA SPA 12 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health statement announced here today that the tally of confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), rose to 119,943 cases as new 3921 confirmed cases were reported.
  • Ministry of Health: 3,733 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 11 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,733 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 116,021 cases, including 35,145 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,738 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2,065 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 80,019.
  • Denmark Summons Saudi Envoy Over Spying And Terror Plot Radio Farda 11 Jun 2020 -- The Danish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Saudi ambassador after terrorism charges were brought against three leaders of an Iranian Arab separatist group based in Denmark.
  • Fired State Dept. IG pressed not to probe into Saudi arms sales Press TV 10 Jun 2020 -- The State Department's former inspector general says US officials discouraged him from investigating arms sales to Saudi Arabia before he was fired by President Donald Trump last month.
  • Ministry of Health: Total Tests of COVID-19 are 1,019,812 SPA 10 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,717 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 112,288 cases, including 33,515 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,693 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 1,615 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 77,954.
  • Canada doubles arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite dire rights record: New figures Press TV 10 Jun 2020 -- Newly-released figures have revealed that Canada's sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia hit a record in 2019, despite a moratorium that was in place on approval of new arms exports to the kingdom due its poor human rights record.
  • Deputy Minister of Defense Receives Phone call from UK Secretary of State for Defense SPA 10 Jun 2020 -- Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense, received today a phone call from Ben Wallace Secretary of State for Defense of United Kingdom.
  • Ministry of Health: 3,288 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 09 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,288 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 108,571 cases, including 31,449 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,686 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 1,815 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 76,339.
  • A Shipment of 14,000,000 face masks Arrives at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah SPA 09 Jun 2020 -- King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah today received a shipment carrying 14,000,000 face masks to provide markets needs of these medical supplies to face the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Virtual Session SPA 09 Jun 2020 -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired today a Cabinet's virtual session.
  • Ministry of Health: 3,369 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 08 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3,369 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 105,283 cases, including 30,013 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1,632 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 1,707 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 74,524.
  • Health Ministry: 3045 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 07 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 3045 new confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 101914 cases, including 28385 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1564 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 1026 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 72817.
  • Saudi Arabia exempts Western arms purchases from austerity plan: FT Press TV 07 Jun 2020 -- Saudi Arabia is reportedly continuing to import weapons from Western countries, especially the United States, despite austerity measures taken recently to handle the kingdom's worst financial crisis in decades.
  • Western Arms Makers Unscathed by Saudi Austerity Drive, Report Says Sputnik 07 Jun 2020 -- Last month, the kingdom introduced austerity measures to cope with the global economic downturn caused by the coronavirus and reeling oil prices. The measures included tripling the VAT, suspending cost of living allowances for state employees, and other "painful but necessary" moves to preserve financial and economic stability.
  • 3121 New Confirmed Novel Covid-19 Cases Reported, Importance of Social Distancing Reasserted by KSA Ministry of Health SPA 06 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health reported here today 3121 new confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus, raising the toll in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to 98,869 cases, with 26,402 active cases undergoing medical treatment but generally reassuring against 1484 in critical conditions, however 1175 new recoveries have been reported, too, raising the tally to 71,791 cases.
  • 2591 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Reported, Recoveries over 70,000, in KSA SPA 05 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced here today that 2591 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported, raising the toll in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to 95,748 cases, with 24,490 active cases, undergoing medical treatment, however the majority are reassuring, but 1412 cases are critical.
  • Interior Ministry: Re-imposing Strict Precautions in Jeddah for 2 Weeks from Tomorrow, Saturday SPA 05 Jun 2020 -- An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, based on what was announced in the statement published on Monday, May 25, 2020, that all the measures contained therein shall be subject to periodic evaluation and review, to consider extending any stage or not to take strict precautionary measures, as required by health data, and according to the health assessment submitted by the competent health authorities after reviewing the epidemiological situation and the high occupancy rates of the intensive care departments, it was decided to take strict health precautions in the city of Jeddah for two weeks; starting from tomorrow, Saturday, June 6, 2020, until the end of Saturday, June 20, 2020.
  • Health Ministry: COVID19-Infected Cases in the Kingdom are 93157 SPA 04 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 1975 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 93,157 cases, including 23,581 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1381 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 806 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 68,965.
  • Ministry of Interior Announces Additional Preventive Protocols to Limit COVID-19 Spread for Several Sectors SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, in addition to the precautionary measures and preventive protocols for the sectors announced on 6/10/1441 AH, the Ministry of Interior announces the precautionary measures and additional preventive protocols for several sectors to limit the spread of COVID-19 that covers the period to 28 Shawwal 1441 AH corresponding to 20 June 2020 AD.
  • Health Ministry: Critical Cases of COVID-19 Surpass 1300 SPA 03 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 2171 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 91,182 cases, including 22,444 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 1321 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 2,369 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 68,159.
  • COVID-19 Committee Holds 96th Meeting SPA 02 Jun 2020 -- Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 96th meeting today, in the presence of the members of the Committee representing a number of the relevant governmental entities.
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Announces USD 500 Million to Yemen during the Opening Ceremony of Yemen High-Level Pledging Event 2020 SPA 02 Jun 2020 -- Upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Yemen High-Level Pledging Event 2020 is virtually kicked off. This event is organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership with the United Nations.
  • WHO: COVID-19 Significantly Impacts Health Services for Noncommunicable Diseases SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- Prevention and treatment services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been severely disrupted since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a WHO survey released today. The survey, which was completed by 155 countries during a 3-week period in May, confirmed that the impact is global, but that low-income countries are most affected.
  • Ministry of Health: 1,881 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Saudi Arabia SPA 01 Jun 2020 -- The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 1,881 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 87,142 cases, including 22,311 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 461 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 1,864 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 64,306.



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