Saudi Arabia: Laxity in the precautions caused an increase in injuries
80% of it is related to family events, weddings and restaurant gatherings
Monday – 26 Jumada II 1442 AH – February 08, 2021 AD Issue No. [
A commercial complex in Saudi Arabia after imposing a number of measures, including the closure of restaurants (AFP)
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Dr. Muhammad Al-Abd Al-Aali, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health, attributed the high rate of confirmed cases of the new Corona, “Covid-19”, to the laxity of procedures and precautions, indicating that 80 percent of the injuries were related to family events, weddings and restaurant gatherings. Daily injuries rose during the last period by 300 percent, and critical cases in intensive care increased by 35 percent, from the lowest level and points recorded by the curve three weeks ago.
Al-Abd Al-Ali said: “We have noticed an increase in the number of (Corona) infections recently, and eliminating the epidemic requires adherence to precautionary measures, and that we cooperate and not be complacent. The failure of some to adhere to will harm a large number of members of society, the matter is worrying, and it is imperative that we adhere to the highest levels of seriousness and commitment », urging citizens to adhere to health directives, including social distancing, wearing a mask and washing hands, warning of the danger of gatherings in public places.
With regard to the spread of Corona virus mutations in many regions and countries of the world, Al-Abd Al-Aali stressed that the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has distinct measures to confront the mutated Corona virus, while its spread and extent of its transformation is under study and monitoring.
Regarding the developments of the vaccine, he indicated that the results of the “AstraZeneca” anti-Corona vaccine are promising, especially with regard to its effect on reducing the severity of the disease after receiving the vaccine, noting that the Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia does not license nor approve any vaccine unless it achieves effectiveness and safety, and that it will be announced About the new vaccines that have been approved.
In his speech at the press conference held yesterday, in partnership with the official spokesperson of the Ministry of the Interior, Abdel-Ali went on to talk about developments in the Corona virus, that more than 443 thousand beneficiaries of the Corona vaccine had been vaccinated, indicating that the date of the second dose of the Corona vaccine was between 3 and 6 weeks after the first dose, and if there is a need to delay the second, this does not mean ineffectiveness.
For his part, the Interior Ministry’s security spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Talal Al-Shalhoub, warned against broadcasting rumors that cause panic regarding the Corona virus, or circulating them or spreading false information through social media, indicating that the penalty for these violations may reach a million riyals, a fine or imprisonment. For a period of not less than a year and not more than five years, or both, and the penalty doubles in the event of repeated violation.
Al-Shalhoub stated that within one week, the security authorities detected 31,868 violations of precautionary measures and preventive measures from the “emerging” Corona virus (Covid-19), an increase of 72 percent compared to last week. The percentage of violations that it seized after starting the implementation of a number of Preventive and precautionary measures in all regions of the Kingdom to maintain public health and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, since ten o’clock on Thursday evening, 32 percent of the total, what was seized during this week.
During the press conference, the security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior called for the need to feel responsible, saying: “Everyone should borrow them with their responsibility and adhere to precautions, and value what the leadership offers to preserve the safety of the inhabitants of this blessed land,” stressing that the curfew decision is in the hands of society, and that the competent authorities monitor the special curves. By “Corona”, and it is working on continuous evaluation with regard to imposing strict measures, and when the need arises, this will be approved.
In terms of statistics, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced, yesterday (Sunday), that 317 new cases of coronavirus were recorded during the past 24 hours, compared to 386 cases yesterday, while the death toll from infection increased by five new deaths, compared to four deaths the previous day, 278 patients have recovered.
The total number of Corona infections, which have been recorded in the Kingdom since the beginning of the pandemic, has reached 370,278 confirmed cases, including 6402 deaths, 361,515 recoveries, and 2,361 active cases, 408 of which are critical.