Coronavirus: Death toll in Saudi Arabia rises to 38, total cases reach 2,605

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Saudi Arabia recorded four new coronavirus deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the Kingdom to 38, according to data on the Ministry of Health.

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A total of 2,605 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the country, according to the ministry.

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The ministry on Sunday said that out of the total confirmed cases, 47 percent are of Saudi patients while 53 percent are of non-citizens.

While there has been a decrease in people’s mobility in general in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry spokesman said, the rate of mobility related to recreation and shopping is worrying.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Sunday directives for the foreign minister to work on procedures that will allow Saudi citizens to return to the Kingdom following the suspension of flights around the world amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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