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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 119 COVID-19 infections

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Saudi Arabia on Monday detected 119 new coronavirus cases, the Ministry of Health said, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 362, 339.

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The number of recovered cases in the Kingdom rose by 174 to 353,353. The death toll rose by 11 to 6,196.

Riyadh reported 40 new COVID-19 cases, while the Eastern Province had 25 cases, and Mecca had 24.

Saudi Arabia on Monday extended a suspension on all international commercial flights and entry into the Kingdom through land and sea ports for another week, according to an interior ministry source, over the emergency of a new COVID-19 strain.

Earlier in the day, Saudi Arabia’s top aviation body confirmed it will allow airlines operating in the Kingdom to fly out non-Saudi Arabian passengers starting immediately, according to an official statement from the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation.

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