Qassim region steps up preventive measures against coronavirus

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal. (SPA photo)
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Updated 16 March 2020

Qassim region steps up preventive measures against coronavirus

  • Governor Prince Faisal bin Mishaal urges citizens and residents to follow its health instructions and guidelines

BURAIDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal chaired a meeting on preventive measures against coronavirus in the region on Sunday. 

He was briefed through a live broadcast on the progress and preventive measures taken by quarantine centers including Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, Buraidah Central Hospital, and King Saud Hospital in Unaizah among others.

Prince Faisal stressed that the Saudi government had mobilized all its resources to fight the pandemic, and that the role of citizens and residents was to follow its health instructions and guidelines.

Prince Faisal said: “We are meeting around the clock to implement the directions of the leadership, and continuously coordinate to raise the degree of prevention, stay updated on news from the quarantine centers in the region, address suspected cases, and take all the necessary measures to protect ourselves from this disease.”

He added that what the Kingdom had done thus far had helped halt the spread of the pandemic. Prince Faisal urged everyone in the region to avoid gatherings, use preventive methods, and implement health instructions provided by the authorities.

He also thanked the “heroic” employees of the Saudi healthcare sector for their remarkable efforts that had set a great example for the rest of the nation in combating the pandemic.



GEA holds huge airshow, events in celebration of Saudi National Day

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GEA holds huge airshow, events in celebration of Saudi National Day

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has held several initiatives and events in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s 90th National Day.
The have been running since Tuesday and will go through to Saturday. 
A massive airshow, described as the largest to take place in the Kingdom’s history of national days, saw about 60 military and civilian aircraft participate.
The GEA also launched an initiative through the Twitter hashtag #nanshod lel watan or #Sing_National_Anthem, where the participant will post a short video clip in which he/she sings the Saudi national anthem. All the clips contributed will be combined to produce an artistic work that reflects national joy. 
It also organized a “National Day” coloring guide, through which it would precious attractions in the Kingdom and various administrative provinces were lit or decorated in green and white, the colors of the Saudi flag. Roads and building walls were decorated as an expression of national pride too. 
Photographers also have an opportunity to mark the National Day by participating in an initiative titled “Share a photo of the Country.” 
The GEA is holding all these events under the motto Himma Hatta Al-Qimmah (Passion to the Top), which it launched at the end of
last month, in a bid to create a special identity to the 90th Saudi National Day.