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Makkah, Madinah remain Coronavirus hotspots in Saudi Arabia

Saudi capital Riyadh is also among the worst hit cities in the Kingdom by novel Coronavirus

Sunday April 12, 2020 11:15 PM, ummid.com News Network

Saudi Corona Hotspots

Covid-19 Hotspots in Saudi Arabia: Makkah and Madinah - the two holy cities of the Muslim world, along with the Saudi capital Riyadh, remained Coronavirus (Covid-19) hotspots in the Kingdom as per the latest updates Sunday.

Makkah and Madinah together reported more than 402 Coronavirus cases in the last two days when the Kingdom found a total of 811 people infected by the new virus.

According to Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia, Makkah reported 131 Covid-19 patients on April 11 and 103 on April 12, 2020.

Madinah, the City of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), on the other hand reported 95 Corona cases on April 11 and 73 on April 12.

Saudi capital Riyadh is also among the worst hit cities in the Kingdom by novel Coronavirus. The city has reported 76 Corona positive cases on April 11 and 198 new cases today on Sunday April 12, according to the Ministry of Health.

Total Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has as on Sunday April 12 reported 59 Coronavirus related deaths and 4,462 infections, according to the Ministry of Health. As many as 761 patients have also recovered, the ministry said.

The Saudi coastal city Jeddah has also reported some 59 new Covid-19 cases in the last two days.

The other cities of the Kingdom that reported Covid-19 cases Sunday are Dammam (10), Yanbu (7), Khamis Mushait (5), Samtah (4), Tabuk and Qatif 3 each, and Taif and Sabia 2 each.

Dammam had reported 15 new Corona cases a day earlier i.e. Saturday April 11.

Curfew in Saudi Arabia extended

Meanwhile, King Salman has ordered extension of 21-day curfew in all affected areas of the Kindgom till further order.

Quoting an official source at the Ministry of Interior, SPA said the King issued the order just before the 21-day curfew measure, which started on March 23, expired at midnight Saturday.

The curfew order across the Kingdom was initially from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. It was then revised to 3 p.m. and until 6 a.m.

Last week, most of the major cities in the Kingdom were placed under 24-hour curfew after the rule against social distancing was observed to be wantonly ignored.

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