Saudi governor chairs coronavirus pandemic review meeting remotely

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal chaired a meeting to review steps to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (SPA)
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Updated 08 April 2020

Saudi governor chairs coronavirus pandemic review meeting remotely

  • The meeting reviewed the measures taken by the security authorities in different parts of the governorate

BURAIDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Tuesday chairs an online emergency meeting in Buraidah to review the implementation of precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Heads of various government departments remotely attended the meeting and briefed the governor about the performance of their respective bodies.
Prince Faisal appreciated the efforts of the health department in strictly implementing all precautions to confront the virus. He also lauded the coordination between all government departments and civic agencies in the fight against the pandemic.
The meeting also reviewed the measures taken by the security authorities in different parts of the governorate.
It also discussed ways to ensure the availability of essential commodities and mechanisms to prevent profiteering.
The governor also discussed ways to mitigate the effects of the outbreak on the economy.

 

 


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.