Madinah governor inspects Sayed Al-Shuhada rehabilitation project

The governor inspected projects being implemented by the authority to rehabilitate more than 5,000 residential buildings. (SPA)
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Updated 16 October 2020

Madinah governor inspects Sayed Al-Shuhada rehabilitation project

  • Prince Faisal also met residents and listened to their views and experiences of the neighborhood’s development

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman has stressed the importance of rehabilitating old neighborhoods and turning them into urban development projects that improve residential conditions while preserving the region’s historical importance and social fabric.
Prince Faisal, who is also the chairman of the Madinah Development Authority, was inspecting — in the presence of the authority’s CEO Mohammed Al-Blaihshi — projects being implemented by the authority to rehabilitate more than 5,000 residential buildings in the Sayed Al-Shuhada area, 80 percent of which have been completed.
These projects covered the neighborhoods located near the airport road, Talaat Al-Huboob, Mount Uhud and Sayed Al-Shuhada square.
“Sayed Al-Shuhada neighborhood is of great importance for Muslims as it is located near Mount Uhud and Rumah Mountain, an area that has witnessed the battle of Uhud and has the Sayed Al-Shuhada cemetery,” Prince Faisal said. “Developing this area is a Saudi experience that is distinct from similar international experiences because residents are staying home, while the external, traffic and service environment is improved,” he said.
Prince Faisal also met residents and listened to their views and experiences of the neighborhood’s development.
 


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 26 min 45 sec ago

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

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• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.