Prince Badr Al-Farhan has been appointed as the Kingdom’s first minister of Culture

Prince Badr Al-Farhan has been appointed as the Kingdom’s first minister of Culture
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud.. AN (Ziyad AlArfaj)
Updated 02 June 2018

Prince Badr Al-Farhan has been appointed as the Kingdom’s first minister of Culture

Prince Badr Al-Farhan has been appointed as the Kingdom’s first minister of Culture

JEDDAH: A Saudi royal decree released on Saturday appointed Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud  as the Kingdom’s Minister of Culture.

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, is the current governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, a post he held since the body was created in July 2017.

The commission is tasked to oversee the archaeological and tourism projects in the governorate of Al-Ula in Madinah province.

Until Prince Badr's appointment as culture minister, he was the chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), a post he held since December 2015.


Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected
Updated 18 January 2021

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected
  • Citizens and residents are eligible to receive the vaccine through Sehaty app
  • Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17

RIYADH: Almost 300,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Sunday.
“The vaccine is the key and the powerful weapon that will make us healthy,” ministry spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said.
He said citizens and residents who have a valid national identity number or residence number are eligible to receive the vaccine through the “Sehaty” app.
Al-Abd Al-Aly also said that no side effects of the vaccine have been detected so far.
“The indicators of recording confirmed cases, recoveries and critical cases in the Kingdom are moving toward positivity and decline,” he told reporters.
Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17 and was the first Arab country to use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Saudi Arabia confirmed 176 new cases on Sunday, raising the total to 364,929 cases, of which 1,919 are active cases still receiving medical care, and 319 critical cases.
The Kingdom also confirmed five deaths related to the virus in the previous 24 hours and 146 people had recovered.
Al-Abd Al-Aly added that centers and facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Health are continuing to provide health services, including conducting tests and examinations, across the Kingdom.