Saudi Arabia warns of virus restrictions as infections rise

Saudi Arabia's health minister warns on the second wave of COVID-19

Saudi Arabia could implement further COVID-19 restrictions if people do not comply with preventative measures, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah said on Sunday amid a spike in cases.

“We have unfortunately seen during the past few days a noticeable increase and a continuous rise in the number of infections, and among the most important reasons for this rise are gatherings of all kinds and laxity in applying preventive measures, and this is dangerous,” the minister said.

“The second wave of the pandemic is bigger than the first, and we are not immune to it,” the minister said during a press briefing.

He highlighted the importance of adhering to preventative measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday reported 261 new coronavirus cases, 274 recoveries and three deaths.

As of today, there are 2,126 active coronavirus cases in the kingdom, 362 of which are critical cases.

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