Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia rise to 2,402 with 34 fatalities

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The confirmed cases of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia reached to 2,402 in the last 24 hours as the death toll rose to 34, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

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A total of 223 had tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours in the Kingdom, the ministry said, adding that five people had died.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 47 percent are of Saudi patients while 53 percent are of non-citizens.

The ministry added that while there has been a decrease in people’s mobility in general, the rate of mobility related to recreation and shopping is worrying.

Saudi Arabia on Saturday quarantined seven neighborhoods in the Jeddah governorate in an effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

The Kingdom has taken several measures in an effort to combat the spread of the virus.

Pilgrimage for national and foreign worshippers was suspended last month, and Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims around the world to be patient and delay their plans for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages amid uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Kingdom’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah.

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