Governor of Saudi Arabia's Qassim province reviews coronavirus measures

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Tuesday chaired an online meeting to discuss COVID-19 precautions following easing of restrictions. (SPA)
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Updated 03 June 2020

Governor of Saudi Arabia's Qassim province reviews coronavirus measures

RIYADH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Tuesday reviewed the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) taken in the wake of easing of restrictions.

He reviewed reports about the measures taken during the complete lockdown and the availability of food and essential commodities.

The governor was briefed about the steps taken to ensure safety of the public and measures against profiteering and hoarding of food items.

Prince Faisal praised the efforts of all government bodies and the Supreme Committee for Emergency for ensuring safety of people in the region.

The committee also briefed the governor about steps taken to ensure online payment methods.

The governor also lauded the level of cooperation that the people had extended to the authorities during this difficult phase.


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.