Saudi border Guards rescue injured Chinese sailor

The center pinpointed the position of the ship to carry out the evacuation operation immediately. (Reuters/File)
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Updated 29 May 2020

Saudi border Guards rescue injured Chinese sailor

RIYADH: Saudi Border Guards’ ship Al-Laith evacuated a 34-year old Chinese  sailor, who had with a broken right hand, from on a maritime ship’s deck north of Jeddah Islamic Port, in the Red Sea.

Border Guards spokesman, Lt. Col. Misfer bin Ghannam Al-Quraini, said that the Jeddah Maritime Rescue and Search Center received a call from the captain of a ship sailing from the US port of Charleston to a port in Vietnam, bearing a Hong Kong flag, on a case of an ill sailor who needed evacuation.

The center pinpointed the position of the ship to carry out the evacuation operation immediately.

The sailor, who did not have COVID-19, was transported to a Saudi hospital, where all precautionary and necessary medical measures were taken. His condition is now stable.

 
 


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.