Saudi Interior Ministry asks people to report violations of coronavirus measures

Saudi Interior Ministry asks people to report violations of coronavirus measures
The number to report violations in health facilities is 937. (SPA)
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Updated 02 November 2020

Saudi Interior Ministry asks people to report violations of coronavirus measures

Saudi Interior Ministry asks people to report violations of coronavirus measures
  • There are currently 771 cases in critical condition in the Kingdom, while 8,000 remain active, with patients receiving medical care

JEDDAH: The Saudi Interior Ministry once again urged the Kingdom’s residents to adhere to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) precautionary measures and to report violators, affirming that penalties remain in place.
The ministry receives reports on 999 in all regions of the Kingdom, and on 911 for Makkah and Riyadh.
The number to report violations in health facilities is 937, and 940 is for reports about restaurants and public places.
The Ministry of Health announced 374 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 347,656 in the Kingdom.

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347,656 COVID-19 cases

334,236 Recoveries

8,000 Active cases

5,420 Total deaths

The ministry’s spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, said that there has been a noticeable acceleration in the increase of confirmed cases in one of the regions. He added that more strict measures will be applied to control and prevent its spread.
There are currently 771 cases in critical condition in the Kingdom, while 8,000 remain active, with patients receiving medical care.
In addition, 394 patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 334,236. The death toll has reached 5,420 with 18 new deaths reported.
The ministry has so far conducted 8.1 million polymerase chain reaction tests since the virus was first discovered in the country.


Saudis married to non-Saudis can travel abroad during international flight restrictions: Passport Dept

Saudis married to non-Saudis can travel abroad during international flight restrictions: Passport Dept
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Saudis married to non-Saudis can travel abroad during international flight restrictions: Passport Dept

Saudis married to non-Saudis can travel abroad during international flight restrictions: Passport Dept
  • Health Ministry reports 353 new coronavirus cases, 280 recoveries, 5 deaths

JEDDAH: A royal decree has been issued allowing Saudis married to non-Saudis to travel with their spouse or join them abroad in case they reside outside the Kingdom due to work or otherwise, the Saudi General Directorate of Passports announced on Wednesday.
Saudi travelers must present a copy of their marriage certificate to officials at departure points.
This comes in implementation of the government’s directives on procedures for Saudis traveling to and from the Kingdom during the suspension of international flight due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The directorate said that in case a Saudi husband cannot provide documents that prove his wife’s presence outside the Kingdom and her inability to come to Saudi Arabia, he can apply for a travel permit through the “Absher” platform and attach all the required documents, to facilitate the procedures for obtaining the permit.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia reported five COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 6,475.
The Ministry of Health reported 353 new cases, meaning that 376,021 people have now contracted the disease. A total of 2,531 cases remain active; 483 are in critical condition.
According to the Ministry, 186 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, 67 in the Eastern Province, 43 in Makkah, and 10 in Madinah.
In addition, 280 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing the total to 367,015 recoveries.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 13,463,804 PCR tests, with 45,388 carried out in the past 24 hours.
Saudis and expats in the Kingdom continue to receive their doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which they registered for through the Ministry of Health’s Sehhaty app.
The number of those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine has reached 600,798 people so far.
Saudi health clinics set up by the ministry as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the Kingdom since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Among those testing hubs are Taakad (make sure) centers and Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
Taakad centers provide COVID-19 testing for those who have no symptoms, or mild symptoms, or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual, while the Tetamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms such as fever, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties.
Appointments to either services can also be made through the ministry’s Sehhaty app.
Health and medical consultations continue to be provided to people round the clock through the ministry’s 937 call center.
 


Eastern Province governor receives Netherlands ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Eastern Province governor receives Netherlands ambassador to Saudi Arabia
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Eastern Province governor receives Netherlands ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Eastern Province governor receives Netherlands ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif met Janet Alberda, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia, in Dammam on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and issues of common interest, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Alberda highlighted the development that the Eastern Province has been witnessing, and wished further progress and prosperity for the Kingdom.
The meeting was attended by the Saudi Honorary Consul to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Sulaiman Al-Suhaimi.
Also on Wednesday, Prince Saud received the regional director of Al Arabiya channel, Mohammed Al-Hekmi, accompanied by a number of employees.
Prince Saud praised the role of the media in highlighting the societal and development accomplishments of the Kingdom in general and the Eastern Province in particular.
The media played an influential role and was an important means of communication, he said.
Earlier, Prince Saud met the US consul general in Dhahran, Nicholle Manz-Baazaoui. Issues of common interest and ways to promote relationships between the two countries were discussed.
Prince Saud stressed the solid ties between the two countries and their common vision on various topics.
He also highlighted the two countries’ joint work toward achieving security and peace in the region and the world, as well as their economic and cultural cooperation.
 


Who’s Who: Tareq Al-Sadhan, CEO of Riyad Bank

Who’s Who: Tareq Al-Sadhan, CEO of Riyad Bank
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Who’s Who: Tareq Al-Sadhan, CEO of Riyad Bank

Who’s Who: Tareq Al-Sadhan, CEO of Riyad Bank

Tareq Al-Sadhan has been president and CEO of Riyad Bank since April 2019. Before that, he served as the bank’s senior executive vice president from January 2018 to March 2019.
Al-Sadhan worked with KPMG Saudi Arabia, where he spent 18 years rising through the ranks to become one of the youngest partners in the firm’s history.
He was CEO/managing partner and chairman of the advisory committee during his last five years at the company.
Before his current position, Al-Sadhan worked in the Kingdom’s public sector in roles such as adviser to the chairman in the Saudi Fund for Development, acting director general at the General Authority for Zakat and Tax, and deputy governor for supervision at the Saudi Central Bank.
Al-Sadhan holds a bachelor’s degree in administration science from King Saud University, majoring in accounting (1997), and a master’s degree in business management from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, France (2007).
He gained a diploma in international business from the University of Edinburgh in 2006, and a diploma in leadership development and strategy from INSEAD in 2010.
Al-Sadhan is a member of the 2020 World Economic Forum’s Stewardship Board for the Middle East and North Africa, and a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants.
He has been an audit committee member at the Public Investment Fund since March 2019, and an advisory board member at Mastercard since March 2018.


Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman discusses defense relations with UK

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman discusses defense relations with UK
Updated 25 February 2021

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman discusses defense relations with UK

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman discusses defense relations with UK
  • Prince Khalid bin Salman held a phone call with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace

RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman held a phone call with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace to discuss defense relations between both countries. 

“Had a good call with the United Kingdom Defense Secretary Ben Wallace to discuss defense relations between our two friendly countries, and our common interests in achieving regional and international stability,” Prince Khalid tweeted Wednesday.

In an interview last year with Al Arabiya, Wallace said the UK’s relations with Saudi Arabia are not restricted to selling weapons, but a strong defense partnership.


KSrelief launches medical campaign in Djibouti

KSrelief launches medical campaign in Djibouti
Updated 25 February 2021

KSrelief launches medical campaign in Djibouti

KSrelief launches medical campaign in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has launched a voluntary medical campaign for specialized surgeries in Djibouti.

The center’s medical team has to date performed 41 urinary tract operations on children in the east African country and provided the necessary treatment for 60 other cases.

The health initiative is part of Saudi Arabia’s relief and humanitarian efforts, through the center, to help crisis-hit countries and the suffering of people around the world.