Saudi Arabia records 1,072 COVID-19 as vaccination doses surpass eight million

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Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,072 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours as it ups its vaccination drive, administering more than eight million doses, according to the Ministry of Health.

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A total of nine deaths related to COVID-19 have also been recorded in the last 24 hours.

The Kingdom has now seen a total of 411,263 COVID-19 cases and 6,887 related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

International flights in Saudi Arabia will resume on May 17, although a ban on travel from 20 countries including the United Arab Emirates and India will remain in place.

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