Saudi defense ministry workers to receive COVID-19 jab amid case surge

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at the King Salman Armed Forces Hospital in Tabuk on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
1 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at the King Salman Armed Forces Hospital in Tabuk on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
2 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
3 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
4 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated 16 new coronavirus vaccination centers in various regions of the Kingdom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
5 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated 16 new coronavirus vaccination centers in various regions of the Kingdom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
6 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
7 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
8 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated a new coronavirus vaccination center at the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated 16 new coronavirus vaccination centers in various regions of the Kingdom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
9 / 9
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated 16 new coronavirus vaccination centers in various regions of the Kingdom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
Short Url
Updated 23 February 2021

Saudi defense ministry workers to receive COVID-19 jab amid case surge

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated 16 new coronavirus vaccination centers in various regions of the Kingdom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (SPA)
  • The Kingdom said 318 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 174

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defense inaugurated 16 new coronavirus vaccination centers in military hospitals throughout the Kingdom on Monday.
Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ameri, director of public administration for medical services at the Armed Forces, said: “The centers come as a starting point for a campaign to vaccinate targeted groups of employees at the ministry and their families in various regions of the Kingdom.”
Saudi Arabia recorded five new COVID-19-related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of deaths to 6,466.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 327 new confirmed cases in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 375,333 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 2,455 remain active and 497 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 174, followed by the Eastern Province with 69, Makkah 31, Qassim 16, and Madinah with six cases.
The ministry also said that 318 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 366,412.
The ministry renewed its call on the public to adhere to health measures and abide by instructions.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Commerce said it has increased inspection rounds by 10 percent compared with the previous week, which resulted in a 12 percent increase in violation detections.
The ministry said it recorded 836 violations during inspections. Businesses were fined SR10,000 ($2,666), while individuals were handed SR5,000 fines.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 111 million people globally, and the death toll has reached about 2.46 million.

The Kingdom vs. COVID-19
How Saudi Arabia acted swiftly and coordinated a global response to fight the coronavirus, preventing a far worse crisis at home and around the world

Enter


keywords

Arab coalition destroy ballistic missile launched by Houthis towards Najran

Arab coalition destroy ballistic missile launched by Houthis towards Najran
Updated 25 September 2021

Arab coalition destroy ballistic missile launched by Houthis towards Najran

Arab coalition destroy ballistic missile launched by Houthis towards Najran

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Saturday it destroyed a ballistic missile launched by Houthis towards Najran.

More to follow...


Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated 25 September 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 6 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 535,892
  • A total of 8,694 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced six deaths from COVID-19 and 39 new infections on Saturday.

Of the new cases, 12 were recorded in Riyadh, 12 in Makkah, four in the Eastern Province, three in Madinah, two in Jazan, two in Najran, one in Asir, one in Tabuk, and one in Al-Jouf.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 535,892 after 50 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 8,694 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

Over 41.4 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.


Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom
Updated 25 September 2021

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drones headed towards kingdom

RIYADH: The Saudi air defenses intercept two bomb-laden drones that were launched by the Houthi militants in Yemen towards the kingdom on Saturday, the Arab Coalition said. 

The coalition said Houthis continue to deliberately attack civilians and civilian objects. 


Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs

Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs
Updated 25 September 2021

Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs

Ithra launches cultural and heritage programs

DHAHRAN: In celebration of the 91st Saudi National Day, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture has launched programs and activities to highlight diversity across the Kingdom.

Ithra will engage visitors through a cultural journey that embodies the unity of the Saudi people and their interdependence, from north to south and from east to west, through the Tafaseel exhibition.

The exhibition will express the diversity of fashion as part of Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage across regions, as well as telling stories about the civilizations that inhabited them.

The national day activities aim to present a collection of interactive art, performances, traditional local crafts, cultural activities, workshops, and knowledge-based games for all age groups.

The activities continue until Saturday.

 


Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees

Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees
Updated 25 September 2021

Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees

Two Holy Mosques management trains 600 female employees

MAKKAH: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques announced on Friday that it has so far trained around 600 female employees of its agencies or assisting agencies.

The Women’s Development Affairs Agency, led by Al-Anoud Al-Aboud, deputy president for women’s development affairs, employs 310 of those women.

Around 200 women work for the Agency for Women’s Scientific, Intellectual and Guidance Affairs, led by Noura Al-Thuwaibi.

The rest of the trained women work at the Agency for Women’s Administrative and Service Affairs, under the leadership of Kamelia Al-Daadi, the general presidency said in a statement.