Few COVID-19 violations in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, municipality finds

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Updated 25 September 2020

Few COVID-19 violations in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, municipality finds

DAMMAM: The Eastern Province municipality has carried out almost 400 inspections to ensure that commercial establishments in the province are adhering to COVID-19 precautionary measures, according to a report issued on Thursday.

Only four of those inspections resulted in charges of noncompliance with health measures, while six other establishments were found to be overstocking.

The municipality also sanitized 850 sites in Dammam, using 147,234 liters of disinfectants, with the participation of hundreds of environmental workers, according to the report, and removed 6,643 tons of waste, with the participation of 7,554 workers.

 


Saudi Arabia condemns Nice church attack

Updated 29 October 2020

Saudi Arabia condemns Nice church attack

  • The foreign ministry stressed the importance of rejecting practices that breed hatred, violence and extremism
  • The Muslim World League (MWL) also condemned the attack and described it as a “terrorist crime”

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia condemned an attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice that killed three people on Thursday.
The Kingdom’s foreign ministry expressed its categorical rejection of the extremist attack in Notre Dame Basilica and others like it, and said that they are inconsistent with all religions, human beliefs and instincts. 
The ministry stressed the importance of rejecting practices that breed hatred, violence and extremism.
The ministry also expressed its condolences to the families of victims and the French government and public, wishing those injured a speedy recovery. 
The Muslim World League (MWL) also condemned the attack and described it as a “terrorist crime.”
The MWL added that Islam is innocent of such attacks and considers them “ugly crimes” that are a product of terrorist ideologies.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also condemned the attack and said it rejects extremism and terrorism in all shapes and forms regardless of motives.

The Council of Senior Scholars condemned the Nice Attack and said it is the duty of people to practice tolerance and constructive cooperation in the world. 

It added that Islam places utmost importance on protecting civilians.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt also condemned the attack.