Saudi Arabia opens applications for recruitment of female soldiers, immigration officers

Women immigration officers will soon be working at airport and land border checks in Saudi |Arabia under a new program of the Ministry of Interior. (SPA file photo)
Updated 14 June 2019

Saudi Arabia opens applications for recruitment of female soldiers, immigration officers

  • Applicants must be born and raised in Saudi Arabia
  • applications would be received through the website www.jobs.sa

RIYADH: The Saudi Interior Ministry’s undersecretariat for military affairs opened the application window for the recruitment of female soldiers, to ensure the security of female civil status offices across the Kingdom, on Thursday.

It noted that applications would be received through the website www.jobs.sa from 10 a.m. on June 17 to 10 a.m. on June 20.

The ministry also announced the opening of the registration process for female jobs at the Passports Directorate. New recruits will be given military ranks and will be assigned to serve at airports and land border checks.

It added that the women can now enlist at the rank of private at the Women’s Security Training Institute at King Fahd Security College.

Applicants must be born and raised in Saudi Arabia, except for those who grew up with their father while serving the state outside the Kingdom. They should have a good reputation and character, with no criminal convictions.


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

FASTFACTS

• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.