We expect the number of corona infections to increase


Source: Dubai – Arabic.net

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah predicted, today, Monday, the number of corona infections will increase during the coming period. He added during a press conference that the authorities in the Kingdom are continuing to implement precautionary measures against Corona.

He also called on all citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia to stay in the homes and not go out without necessity.

The Saudi minister affirmed that 3 new cases of corona were recovered, bringing the number of people recovered to 6, and asked citizens to take information from the official authorities only.

Suspension of work in the private sector

In addition, he said that 18 government agencies assess the situation on a daily basis, stressing commitment to transparency on the developments of the Coruna epidemic.

As for the suspension of work in the private sector, after being suspended in the public sector for a period of 16 days, Al-Rabiah explained that the matter is under study and research.

It is noteworthy that the Saudi Ministry of Health announced on Sunday evening that it had monitored and registered 15 new cases of the new Corona virus (Covid 19).

The Riyadh Municipality also announced the closure of malls, except for supermarkets and pharmacies, to limit the spread of the Corona virus.

In addition, the General Authority for Saudi Ports issued “ports”, on Sunday, a circular stipulating the suspension of cruises excluding cargo between the Kingdom and several countries as part of the efforts taken by the state regarding the precautionary measures and precautions necessary to prevent the entry of the new corona virus (covid-19), and put A number of preventive measures binding on ships coming to Saudi Arabia.

On Saturday, the Kingdom announced the suspension of all international flights in an attempt to curb the spread of the Coruna virus. An official source at the Ministry of Interior announced that, according to the preventive and precautionary measures recommended by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, as part of its determined efforts to control Corona, the Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for travelers – except in exceptional cases – for a period of two weeks, as of the first hour Ten in the morning of Sunday, March 15, 2020 AD.


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