8 Chinese Medical Experts Arrive in Saudi Arabia

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday. Asharq Al-Awsat
A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday. Asharq Al-Awsat
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8 Chinese Medical Experts Arrive in Saudi Arabia

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday. Asharq Al-Awsat
A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday. Asharq Al-Awsat

A Chinese medical team of eight experts from Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Autonomous Region, arrived in Riyadh with the aim of cooperating and exchanging expertise and information with the medical authorities in the Kingdom.

Speaking upon the experts' arrival in Riyadh, Chinese Ambassador to Riyadh Chen Weiqing noted that, since the outbreak of COVID-19, China and Saudi Arabia have become a model of state-to-state relations and international cooperation in fighting the disease.

China thanks Saudi Arabia for providing its help and support after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, and pays close attention to the pandemic in the Kingdom, the Chinese envoy said.

He added that China speaks highly of the effective measures taken by the Saudi government to curb the virus' spread and safeguard public health.

"We believe that with the joint efforts of China and Saudi Arabia and the international community, we will surely overcome the crisis," Chen said.



Saudi Health Ministry Urges Hajj Pilgrims to Use Umbrellas to Avoid Sunstroke

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)
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Saudi Health Ministry Urges Hajj Pilgrims to Use Umbrellas to Avoid Sunstroke

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health emphasized on Friday the importance of using sun umbrellas to prevent sunstroke during the Hajj, warning of the high temperatures expected in Makkah this year.

The ministry has been sending awareness and guidance messages to pilgrims, stressing the significance of umbrellas for protection from sunstroke, particularly during the peak temperatures between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The National Center of Meteorology has issued warnings about the anticipated high temperatures, which can lead to sunstroke and thermal shocks.

Given the weather conditions, pilgrims are also advised to stay indoors during peak hours, drink plenty of water, and rest to avoid heat exhaustion, especially for worshippers in Arafat.