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Saudi Arabia reports first death from coronavirus, Kingdom’s tally rise to 767

Saudi Arabia reports first death from coronavirus, Kingdom’s tally rise to 767”

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reported its first death from the new coronavirus as the total number of infections spiked to 767, according to the health ministry.

The Arab world's biggest economy has shut down cinemas, malls and restaurants, halted flights and suspended the year-round umrah pilgrimage as it steps up efforts to contain the deadly virus. Out of the 205 new cases, 82 were recorded in Jeddah, 69 in Riyadh, 12 in Al-Baha, eight cases each in Bisha and Najran, six cases each in Abha, Qatif and Dammam, three in Jazan, two cases each in Al-Khobar and Dhahran, and one case in Madinah.

Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies will convene a video conference on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus epidemic, the Saudi secretariat said, amid criticism that the group has been slow to respond to the global crisis.

The UAE, the region's tourism and business hub and an air transit centre, has 248 infections.

So far, the authorities announced that overflow arenas outside of the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina would be closed for Friday prayers, and the Kingdom has also suspended passenger travel on domestic flights, buses, and trains, as well as taxi services for two weeks, local media reported.

"There is a lot of confusion on the flight suspension", a European diplomat said, adding that the sudden changes were making it increasingly hard to get European citizens home.

The suspensions are likely to add more economic pressure on Dubai, which does not have the oil and gas wealth of the capital Abu Dhabi.

Oman also said it would suspend all passenger flights from March 29 except to and from Musandam, bordering the UAE.



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