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Coronavirus: 280 Saudi Doctors Join Battle Against COVID-19 in France

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More than 280 Saudi doctors who were participating in the French-Saudi specialization program decided to stay in France to help their colleagues combat the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry said on Friday.

The Saudi doctors were part of the scholarship programs sponsored by the government which offers them training and internships in several French hospitals.

France has the fourth highest number of deaths in the world, with 5,387 deaths and 59,929 cases of infection in the country as of Thursday. This translates to a nine percent death rate.

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