Family safety campaign launched in Saudi Arabia

Lt. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Amro. (SPA)
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Updated 05 April 2020

Family safety campaign launched in Saudi Arabia

  • The Civil Defense team said that the “your home safety is our goal” campaign would last three weeks, and include information to educate families about any dangers

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Civil Defense on Sunday will launch an awareness campaign about safety measures for households during the quarantine and curfew period resulting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The director general of the General Directorate of Civil Defense, Lt. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Amro, explained that the campaign aimed to alert family members to the dangers they were exposed to during their home stay, such as those present in kitchens.
Al-Amro confirmed the importance of having security devices at home, such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, calling on citizens and residents to abide by safety instructions.
The Civil Defense team said that the “your home safety is our goal” campaign would last three weeks, and include information to educate families about any dangers, such as instructions on how to safely deal with electrical appliances.
The campaign will also include an interactive competition and prizes for the winners.
On Friday, the Saudi Ministry of Health also launched an awareness campaign, in partnership with the Saudi Basic Industries Corp., aimed at helping the elderly to avoid contracting the killer coronavirus.

 


Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs called on Muslims to respect ongoing preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers. 

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah. 

Worshippers must keep two meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque. 

The instructions follow other announcements in the Kingdom relaxing aspects of the lockdown, including reducing curfews and allowing freer movement of people.