Saudi Customs halts export of medications, pharmaceutical devices

This picture taken on March 15, 2020 shows a view outside the emergency entrance of a hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (File/AFP)
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Updated 20 March 2020

Saudi Customs halts export of medications, pharmaceutical devices

  • The decision is aimed to ensure the safety of citizens and expatriates in the Kingdom

DUBAI: Export of medicines, pharmaceutical and medical devices will be halted on Friday, the Saudi Customs announced in a circular sent to its land, sea and air customs ports as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19, state news agency SPA reported.
The decision is aimed to ensure the safety of citizens and expatriates in the Kingdom, the Saudi Customs said.


Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

Updated 22 min 11 sec ago

Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

  • Prayers will only take place in certain mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would permit worshippers to perform Eid Al-Adha prayers at mosques.
The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, directed the ministry’s branches in the regions throughout the Kingdom to provide for this year’s Eid Al-Adha prayers.
Prayers will only take place in certain mosques and ensuring they use the government’s preventative measures, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ministry said it has intensified its awareness and guidance campaign to adopt preventive protocols to combat the spread of the coronavirus through the participation of a group of advocates and scholars, in addition to publishing what was recommended by the medical committees concerned with combating the epidemic.