1,931 new cases of coronavirus in KSA, Total = 76,726

Saudi Arabia has been trying very hard to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country, still, there have been 76,726 cases reported so far all over the Kingdom. The total number of recovered cases in Saudi Arabia is 48,450.

1,931 cases on 26 May 2020

The Ministry of Health announced 1,931 new cases in Saudi Arabia in the last 24 hours with the following city-wise breakup.

Coronavirus Statistics

  • The number of Coronavirus cases in the world: 5,713,000
  • The number of deaths in the world: 353,000
  • The coronavirus Death rate in the World: 6.17%
  • The coronavirus Death rate in Saudi Arabia: 0.53%

Major Steps by the Saudi Govt to contain COVID-19

Saudi Arabia has taken many steps to control the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. We have highlighted some of these steps below.

26 May 2020: Saudi Arabia announced to lift curfew on a gradual basis and open mosques for the general public.

12 May 2020: Saudi Arabia announced to impose 24-hours curfew during Eid vacation starting from 30th Ramadan.

26 April 2020: King Salman has announced to partially lift the curfew from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm all around Saudi Arabia except 20 districts in 4 cities.

21 April 2020: The Ministry of Interior announced that people can get out of their houses between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for necessary needs during Ramadan.

21 April 2020: The Ministry of Interior announced that people can get out of their houses between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for necessary needs during Ramadan.

07 April 2020: The Ministry of Interior extended the time of curfew from 3:00 pm to 6:00 am all around the country excluding those 10 cities where 24-hour curfew is already imposed.

06 April 2020: The Saudi government has imposed 24 hours curfew in 8 major cities of Saudi Arabia.

04 April 2020: The Saudi government has imposed 24 hours curfew in 7 districts of Jeddah.

03 April 2020: The Saudi government will pay 60% of the salaries to Saudi employees for the month of May, June, and July if a company meets the following 6 conditions.

03 April 2020: The Ministry of Interior has extended the curfew timings in Dammam, Taif and Qatif from 3:00 pm to 6:00 am.

02 April 2020: The Ministry of Interior imposed a 24-hour curfew in the whole city of Makkah and Madina as more than 50 cases were reported from each city in one day.

30 March 2020: The Ministry of Interior imposed a 24-hour curfew in 6 districts of Makkah as 40 cases were reported from the city in one day.

30 March 2020: King Salman has ordered free treatment to coronavirus patients including visa violators, criminals citizens, iqama holders, and tourists.

29 March 2020: The Ministry of Interior has extended the curfew timings in Jeddah from 3:00 pm to 6:00 am.

28 March 2020: Saudi Arabia extended the curfew in selected districts of Madina to 24 hours. 

25 March 2020: Considering the high number of cases reported from specific regions, King Salman extended the curfew time from 3:00 pm to 6:00 am in Riyadh, Makkah and Madina cities.

Moreover, traveling between all 13 regions of Saudi Arabia is banned.

23 March 2020: King Salman imposed a curfew from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am in the morning for a period of 21 days all across the country.

20 March 2020: Jawazat announced that the Saudi government has waived off the dependent fee and maktab amal fee of all expatriates in Saudi Arabia for 3 months. In other words, their Iqama will automatically be renewed for 3 months. 

20 March 2020: The Ministry of Interior instructed to close down all domestic flights, buses, trains and taxis all across the country.

16 March 2020: The Ministry of Labor announced two weeks off to the private sector employees working in the head offices and instructed employers to work with 40% of staff in the branch offices.

16 March 2020: The Saudi government announced the closure of all government offices in the Kingdom except the health sector, security, and military. Moreover, SAMA announced to close down all banks for 2 weeks.

15 March 2020: Saudi Arabia closed down all shopping malls, entertainment places, dine-in in restaurants. Only grocery stores and necessary shops were allowed to remain open.

14 March 2020: The Ministry of Labor announced a mandatory 14 days medical leave to all new entrants to Saudi Arabia. 

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.