The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) posted two pictures and a short video on Twitter showing a healthcare professional injecting Salman bin Abdulaziz with the vaccine.
BREAKING NEWS— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) January 8, 2021
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz recieves the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/1Jw5Wai0CU
Saudi Arabia reported a total of 363,582 infections and 6,282 fatalities linked to the coronavirus so far.
The virus outbreak has claimed more than 1.9 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.
Over 88.58 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 49.28 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.
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