Two unwelcome milestones in Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus epidemic

New Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia, day by day during the past two months

Saudi Arabia’s Covid-19 epidemic passed two unwelcome milestones at the weekend when the daily number of new cases rose above 3,000 for the first time and the overall total of confirmed cases crossed the 100,000 mark.

During the last couple of months the kingdom has reported more new infections each day than any other Arab country, apart from a few days…