Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 607 cases, 1,060 recoveries

A security woman checks the temperature of a woman at Riyadh International Airport. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia has confirmed 607 new coronavirus cases, raising the total to 326,258, the health ministry has announced on Monday.

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The city of Mecca recorded 73 cases, Jeddah had 65 and Hafouf had confirmed 46 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

The death toll also increased to 4,305 after 37 new fatalities were recorded, according to the health ministry.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries were 303,930.

Saudi Arabia confirmed its first COVID-19 cases on March 2 via a Saudi Arabian national returning from Iran. Authorities were quick to implement restrictions and preventative measures, including the suspension of domestic and international travel, the closure of businesses and eventually imposed a 24-hour curfew that has been since lifted.

The Kingdom announced it will allow its citizens to exit and re-enter the Kingdom through all land, sea, and air ports after January 1, 2021, given that all coronavirus-related precautionary measures are followed.

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Last Update: Monday, 14 September 2020 KSA 15:45 - GMT 12:45
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