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Saudi Arabia reports first death from coronavirus, Kingdom’s tally rise to 767

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

24th Mar, 2020. 11:51 pm
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Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reported first death from the coronavirus pandemic as the total tally of affected rise to 767, according to the health ministry.

An Afghan resident of Medina died of coronavirus, the health ministry said, while 205 new cases were reported— This was the biggest surge in a single day.

Saudi Arabia, has reported the highest number of coronavirus in the Gulf announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia has also closed down malls, cinemas, and restaurants, while flight operation has been suspended to contain the virus.

King Shah Salman warned its citizens on Thursday of a “more difficult” fight in coming days against the global pandemic, as the country faces double blow of crashing oil prices and countrywide shutdowns.

The kingdom announced measures amounting to 120 billion riyals to support businesses and said it plans to raise borrowing to 50% of GDP.

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