Saudi Red Crescent launches coronavirus online awareness initiative

Saudi Red Crescent launches coronavirus online awareness initiative
Short Url
Updated 20 March 2020

Saudi Red Crescent launches coronavirus online awareness initiative

Saudi Red Crescent launches coronavirus online awareness initiative

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has launched a distance learning awareness initiative about coronavirus control and prevention.

More than 7,500 trainees have taken part in remote online training sessions organized by the authority aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

These included 2,800 SRCA members, more than 3,000 volunteers, 220 students, and 1,100 trainees from the education and health ministries and other sectors.

The SRCA’s head of training, Mohammed Al-Suwaih, said the authority had activated the technology as part of a series of awareness and training projects and preventive measures.

He added that the programs were targeted at all the authority’s employees in a bid to reduce their risks of virus infection.

Saudi Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said to date there had been 274 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Kingdom.