Headline How Saudi Arabia Is Acting Wise IN Handling A Health Crises

Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, instructed the ministry’s branches in the Kingdom that Friday public prayer be performed in the nearest mosques to the grand mosques in the Kingdom to prevent overcrowding

The whole world needs to unite their resources and good vibes to fight the demon of an illness, whose cure is yet to be found. As the Covid-19 virus engulfs more than 70 percent of the world, Saudi Arabia has made a noble gesture of offering financial aid in the form of a donation to the United Nations.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a directive under which an aid to the tune of $10million will go to support UN efforts to combat the virus outbreak. The UN applauded the Kingdom’s kind gesture. The donation is meant to help get immediate care across nations which don’t have adept medical infrastructure to fight the outbreak and spread.

Saudi Arabia is taking strict and stringent measures to ensure the outbreak is not widespread. For this, major air and other travel routes have been shut down between the Kingdom and some 14 other countries. These include United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Italy and South Korea. The recent additions include Oman, France, Germany and Spain.

A fine has also been levied on persons who if they failed to declare correct health-related information at entry points would have to pay up to $133,000.

Further, people travelling from those countries or anyone else who have been there in the past 14 days would also be temporarily banned from entering the Kingdom. This has been a very sensible move, owing to the fact that most of the infection travelled from China to the rest of the world, by either foreign travel on vacation or business related travel, a movement that went unnoticed and unchecked for a long time, till cases of the outbreak became visible in these nations. The concerned authorities have gone a step further and earmarked only three particular airports which will allow travel, in order proper screening and medical aid can be provided, if need be. This includes Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

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