|29 March, 2020

Saudi Arabia's coronavirus death toll doubles to 8 -spokesman

The kingdom has also registered 96 new infections

Workers clean fish for customers at a fish market after Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on the Tarout Island following the spread of coronavirus, in Tarout Island, Saudi Arabia March 9, 2020.

Workers clean fish for customers at a fish market after Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on the Tarout Island following the spread of coronavirus, in Tarout Island, Saudi Arabia March 9, 2020.

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RIYADH- Saudi Arabia recorded four new fatalities from the coronavirus, bringing its death toll to eight, the health ministry spokesman told a news conference on Sunday.

The kingdom has also registered 96 new infections, taking its total to 1,299, the highest among the Gulf Arab states.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Stephen Kalin; Editing by Catherine Evans) ((stephen.kalin@tr.com; +966554282201; Reuters Messaging: stephen.kalin.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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