The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.
The tallies, using data collected by the media offices from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency cited Saleh Bin Taher Banten's remarks in stories early on Wednesday, saying that Muslims should "be patient” in making their plans for the Hajj. The pilgrimage was expected to begin in late July this year.
The mother was admitted to Al Zahra Hospital Dubai on May 2, with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and 37 weeks pregnant. The mother is expected to be discharged after the 3rd negative test result for COVID-19. The baby has also been tested for the virus and the results are awaited.
More than 242,000 people have been killed and 3.4 million infected worldwide by the virus, which has left half of humanity under some form of lockdown and pushed the global economy towards its worst downturn since the Great Depression.
The Health Ministry also announced the death of seven people of different nationalities who were infected with the virus, and as a result of complications associated with other diseases. This brings the number of deaths in the country to 126.
The family’s big cats are kept on El Helw's farm an hour outside of Cairo, and El Helw says he brings them into the city for the shoots.
The General President of the Grand Mosque and Prophet's Mosque Affairs Sheikh Dr Abdurrahman Bin Abdulaziz Al Sudais said the decision came following a royal order by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Worldwide, more than 788,000 people have been infected and 166,000 have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. Italy's death toll rose to nearly 11,600 — the highest in the world by far — but its rates of new infections were slowing.