Jazan officials discuss security, health measures

Jazan Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
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Updated 26 May 2020

Jazan officials discuss security, health measures

JAZAN: Jazan’s governor and his deputy held video conferencing calls with the region’s officials to discuss health and security issues relating to citizens, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

During a virtual meeting, Jazan Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz, talked with the director of Jazan Police, Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Misfer Al-Zuhairi; Border Guard commander, Maj. Gen. Salem bin Zahir Al-Shehri; and director general of health affairs in the region, Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, who congratulated him on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

He was briefed about ongoing efforts to implement preventive measures aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and the enforcement of curfews in provinces, towns, and villages of the region.

The prince stressed the importance of the role entrusted to citizens in maintaining security and cooperating with the security and service sectors.

Meanwhile, the region’s deputy governor, Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz, held another video call to congratulate patients, medical and administrative staff in the region’s hospitals on the festive occasion.

The deputy governor was briefed on the progress in various departments, and the services provided to outpatients and inpatients.


Saudi Arabia permits Eid Al-Adha prayers with coronavirus measures

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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.