Thousands of scabies cases cured in Saudi Arabia

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Thousands of scabies cases were recently reported and cured in Saudi Arabia, according to the the Saudi Ministry of Health. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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A young girl displays the effect of scabies on her leg. (Al-Ekhbariya)
Updated 07 April 2018
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Thousands of scabies cases cured in Saudi Arabia

  • The Saudi Ministry of Health assured everyone that measures had been taken to cure the scabies cases.
  • It promised awareness of the disease would be raised and preventative measures taken among all those affected by scabies and anyone who came into contact with them.
London: 2,156 cases of scabies were reported and cured in Makkah up until Friday, according to the the Saudi Ministry of Health.
1,774 of those cases were among school children.
Meanwhile in Jazan, 15 cases of scabies had been monitored, dealt with and brought under control.
The ministry assured everyone that measures had been taken to cure the cases. The ministry promised awareness of the disease would be raised and preventative measures taken among all those affected by scabies and anyone who came into contact with them.
All patients with scabies were given the necessary medication and there are currently no in-patients with scabies in Jazan’s hospitals.
Two cases of scabies were also reported in Ta’if — the first patient was a man in his forties and the second was a ten-year-old school girl.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Ta’if said that there is no cause for concern and that precautions were taken at an early stage in coordination with health services responsible for schools.
The ministry added that the number of cases of scabies has started to decline and that all patients had been cured during the last few days.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.