Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls to coordinate in fight against virus

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Updated 27 March 2020

Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls to coordinate in fight against virus

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the governments of member states, research institutions and Muslim scholars to coordinate in the effort to find a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The secretary-general of the OIC, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, said that the Muslim world should not stand idle while other countries around the world seek to find a treatment for this global crisis. 

He stressed his full confidence in the innovation, production capacities and human cadres of the Islamic world.

Al-Othaimeen also expressed the OIC’s full support to slow the spread of COVID-19. 


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”