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Coronavirus Cases Drop in Saudi Arabia for 6th Straight Day

Coronavirus Cases Drop in Saudi Arabia for 6th Straight Day

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020 - 17:15
Security forces man a checkpoint to enforce curfew in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia registered on Tuesday 1,931 new coronavirus cases, in what was the sixth consecutive day in a drop in infections.

Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Abdelali said the total number of infections in the Kingdom has risen to 76,726, while recoveries have reached 48,450.

Twelve new fatalities were reported, with the tally now at 411.

Speaking at a daily press briefing on the outbreak, Abdelali said that Saudi Arabia was approaching a new stage that paves the way for the gradual return to normal, while social distancing measures should still be respected.

The pandemic is not over and the virus is still there, but ways to contain them are now available, he stressed.

“We should not rely on others to protect us … we are all responsible,” he added.

He underlined the need to avoid gatherings and adhere to health measures, most important of which is staying at home, wearing a face mask outdoors, washing hands frequently and avoiding touching surfaces and one’s face.

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