Saudi Arabia stresses preventive measures … and expands the distribution of vaccines
She warned against traveling to 12 countries, including Iran, Lebanon and Turkey
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Demand for vaccination centers (SPA)
Riyadh: Muhammad Al-Ayed
In a related context, the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia warned against traveling to 12 countries and any other countries in which the pandemic has not yet been controlled or the spread of the mutated strain of the virus has been proven.
An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, in light of “the security conditions and instability prevailing in a number of countries, the continuing outbreak of the new Corona pandemic (Covid-19) and the spread of a new mutated strain of the virus, the Ministry of Interior has warned citizens against traveling to a number of countries without Obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities, and from these countries: Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Belarus.
The Ministry called on citizens who are present, or who may be in these countries in the future, to initiate urgent registration with the Kingdom’s embassies there, and Saudi Arabia decided to allow travel outside the Kingdom and coming to it, starting from March 31.
The slight daily increases coincide with what Saudi Arabia has been going through from a seasonal vacation for more than 10 days, and although the number of infections in Saudi Arabia is still the lowest in the Gulf region, many observers have warned of the increase in the number of infections for fear of losing control over the spread of the virus in the country. .
In turn, the Ministry of Health warned against laxity in applying medical precautions, reiterating the recommendation “for everyone who has symptoms to go to clinics that have prepared them to serve those who feel symptoms of the virus, or centers that have designated them to serve those who do not complain of symptoms, or have mild symptoms, and they think that they have had contact with someone Injured”. The competent authority in the ministry called on individuals to wear masks as soon as they leave homes and adhere to social distancing.
The country will continue the vaccination campaign in three cities, while it is expected to announce the adoption of a new vaccine in the coming days, as soon as the examination procedures are completed and its safety is measured, as well as some other cities will witness the opening of vaccination centers.
The Ministry of Health confirmed that the Corona virus vaccination centers in the regions of: Riyadh, Jeddah and Sharkia are witnessing a great turnout of citizens and residents to obtain the Corona vaccine, amid elaborate regulatory procedures and complete flow.
Yesterday, 48,910 laboratory examination procedures in the country showed that 156 new recovery cases were recorded, bringing the number of people recovering to 356 thousand and 13 cases. The tests also monitored 175 new confirmed cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 364,271 cases, of which 1,954 are active cases who are still receiving medical care. While the number of deaths reached 6 thousand and 304 cases, with 4 new deaths added.
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