26 April 2020 – Contracted with China to increase testing capacity

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Saudi Arabian government signed a SR 995 million contract with China to provide specialists and design a mobile laboratory for COVID-19 testing.

The new laboratory should be able to process 10,000 tests per day. The government also purchased tests from other countries with an aim to bring up the total number of tests to 14.5 million tests.
Full details here: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2079249