Death toll from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia rises to 29

A worker in protective suit disinfects a street in response to the spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Istanbul,Turkey March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL: The novel coronavirus has killed 29 people in Saudi Arabia, with 2,179 cases registered so far, health officials said on Saturday.

With four more fatalities, the death toll in the country rose to 29, Anadolu Agency quoted the health ministry as saying.

Additionally, 140 new cases were confirmed, bringing the tally to 2,179.

As part of measures to curb the spread of the virus, Saudi Arabia has imposed a curfew on seven districts in Jeddah province, according to the country's Interior Ministry.

Also, it has banned on exit and entrance for the districts in the Jeddah province to curb the spread of the virus.