Tuesday, May 11

Health Ministry: 1,039 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 1,061 Recoveries Reported in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced today in a statement that 1,039 new confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 424,445, including 9,750 active cases.Of these, there are 1,311 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable, the statement said.It added that 13 new deaths have been reported, putting the tally of fatalities at 7,045.Meanwhile, as many as 1,061 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 407,650.On the other hand, 74,940 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Delivers Ventilators to Albania to Combat COVID-19

Tirana, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) delivered yesterday the first batch of medical equipment and supplies provided by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Albania, including 23 ventilators, to combat the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).This comes within the framework of humanitarian aid being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, for brotherly and friendly countries and in support of international efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Syria and Belarus discuss higher education cooperation

Minsk, Belarus’ Education Minister Igor Karpenko discussed on Friday with Syrian Ambassador in Minsk, Muhammad al-Amrani historic friendship relations binding Syria and Belarus, and means of bolstering cooperation in fields of higher education and recreational camps for Syrian children which are set up by the Belarusian national children’s education and recuperation center.Karpenko described the ties which binds the two countries as brotherly and historic , affirming the importance of the upcoming presidential election entitlement in the face of various forms of external interference and pressures to which Syria is exposed, which are similar to pressure that Belarus is exposed to and attempts of external interference in its internal affairs.He voiced his country’s willingness to enhance co...

Acting Minister of Media Meets with Palestinian Minister and General Supervisor for Official Media

Makkah, Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi met here today with Palestinian Authority’s General Supervisor for Official Media Minister Ahmed Assaf.During the meeting, they discussed ways of joint cooperation in media fields between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Palestine.For his part, Assaf affirmed that the Palestinian cause has been supported by Saudi Arabia in various fields at all levels.Casting more light on this issue, he said that Saudi Arabia has a prominent and distinctive role in politically supporting the Palestinian cause and strengthening the steadfastness of the Palestinian people, referring to Saudi Arabia's adoption of all Palestinian-cause- related decisions issued by international organizations and bodies.The meeting comes as part of t...

Last Friday Prayer in Ramadan Performed at Grand Mosque

Makkah, Worshippers performed the last Friday prayer in the holy month of Ramadan at the Grand Mosque, in the presence of only immune people as shown by the Tawakkalna application with full commitment to health protocols, precautionary measures and preventive procedures followed at the Two Holy Mosques to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Immune people to COVID-19 include those who have received two doses of a vaccine, those who have spent 14 days after receiving the first dose, and those who have recovered from infection.In an overwhelming spirituality and an atmosphere full of faith, worshippers performed the prayer, thanking Allah the Almighty for the blessings of security, safety, comfort and stability, and praying to Him lift this pandemic.The General Presidency for the ...

International Experts Hail Saudi Arabia’s E-learning Experience, Successes

Riyadh, International education experts have praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's pioneering e-learning and distance education experience during the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a role model through the Ministry of Education’s online education platform Madrasati.Chief of Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education Unit at UNESCO Fengchun Miao said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the few countries that developed and implemented quality standards to ensure effective and qualitative e-learning and education outcomes.Citing a large-scale assessment of distant learning and its impact by Saudi education agencies, Miao pointed out that no significant loss had ever been recorded in actual learning hours since the introduction of the e-learni...