Hajj 2020 selection process - Saudi Arabia is taking extreme measures in the fight against Coronavirus, extra cleaning services during HAJJ 2020 will be carried out

Hajj 2020 selection process revealed by Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2020 will be different this year, at one stage it even looked unlikely, however, The Saudi Hajj council has revealed plans for the selection process for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. They have divided the selection into two categories, Saudi’s from the Kingdom and special non-Saudi’s residents. Seventy percent of this year’s pilgrims will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and 30 percent will be Saudis. … Continue reading Hajj 2020 selection process revealed by Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announces 39 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announced 39 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 4,919 new cases on Wednesday. Nearly half of new cases were recorded in Riyadh with 2,371 new cases announced. Makkah recorded 282 new cases, Jeddah recorded 279, Hufof 273 and Madinah 156. The health ministry added that 2,122 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom … Continue reading Saudi Arabia announces 39 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabian fund launches $986 mln initiatives to support industrial enterprises

The Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) said on Tuesday it launched initiatives totaling 3.7 billion riyals ($986.40 million) to support private sector industrial enterprises impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The initiatives include deferment and restructuring of loan instalments for small, medium and large enterprises, as well as medical ones. They also include lines of credit to finance operating expenses for up to three months for … Continue reading Saudi Arabian fund launches $986 mln initiatives to support industrial enterprises

Qatar Petroleum cuts 800 staff amid coronavirus downturn

Qatar Petroleum (QP), the country’s state oil and gas producer, has fired 800 employees, in a massive restructure of operations, according to a former employee of QP said. The decision to fire 800 employees comes following the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi/Russia price war. Consequently slashing global demand for petroleum products, rewriting the economic landscape for oil and gas producers. “We had to take the … Continue reading Qatar Petroleum cuts 800 staff amid coronavirus downturn

Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Haj for the first time in modern history, Covid-19 infections surge up

Saudi Arabia’s authorities are considering cancelling the Haj season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932 after the number of coronavirus infections exceeded 100,000, a senior official in the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah said. “The case has been carefully studied and various scenarios are being considered. A formal decision will be taken within a week,” the official said. Coronavirus … Continue reading Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Haj for the first time in modern history, Covid-19 infections surge up