RIYADH: Saudi Post on Tuesday launched a delivery service across the Kingdom to help protect public health.
Usually, packages have to be collected from post offices. Now postal workers will deliver them to people’s doors through a new service with the slogan: “For your safety, we’ll deliver to you.”
The move comes as Saudi authorities step up precautionary measures, including a curfew and workplace closures, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Saudi Post has also launched a service, called Absher, that means newlyweds will no longer have to visit the Ministry of Civil Service to collect their “family registry,” listing their dependents, after applying for it online. Instead, it will be delivered to their homes.
Saudi Post said it has been working on a daily basis to raise awareness of the coronavirus among staff and safeguard their health. It has also implemented remote working procedures, in accordance with social-distancing instructions issued by the Saudi government to protect workers and the wider community.