Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory to Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

People wear face masks at the Riyadh International Book Fair 2021. (SPA)
People wear face masks at the Riyadh International Book Fair 2021. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory to Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

People wear face masks at the Riyadh International Book Fair 2021. (SPA)
People wear face masks at the Riyadh International Book Fair 2021. (SPA)

The Saudi Interior Ministry reiterated on Friday that full vaccination against COVID-19 is necessary to enter public and private institutions, attend school and us public transportation.

Quoting an official source at the Ministry, it said the decision is based on what the health authorities have submitted about what has been proven by the competent national and international scientific authorities of the importance of completing the doses of the approved vaccine to control the spread of the virus, especially the variant strains.

The two doses of approved vaccines are required for attending any economic, commercial, cultural, recreational, sports or tourism event, visiting any governmental or private establishment and boarding planes and getting any public transportation.

The source that the categories exempted from taking vaccinations as shown on Tawakkalna application, are excluded from the decision.

The source stressed the need for everyone to adhere to the precautionary and preventive measures and approved protocols.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry confirmed 45 new COVID-19 cases and 48 recoveries in the Kingdom, in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry also reported three new deaths, raising the death toll in the Kingdom to 8,719.



KSrelief, WHO Sign Executive Program to Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Yemen

The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and KSrelief General Supervisor of Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (SPA)
The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and KSrelief General Supervisor of Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (SPA)
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KSrelief, WHO Sign Executive Program to Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Yemen

The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and KSrelief General Supervisor of Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (SPA)
The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and KSrelief General Supervisor of Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed an executive program with the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost water and sanitation services in healthcare facilities in Yemen, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.

The program, valued at $3.75 million, was signed during the 77th session of the WHO's General Assembly in Geneva.

The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and KSrelief General Supervisor of Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

It aims to implement various initiatives, including drilling solar-powered wells in ten healthcare facilities, providing potable water supplies, water quality monitoring, and treatment in 60 healthcare facilities, and conducting training on the operation and maintenance of water supplies.

The program includes the construction of a tower tank in Al-Khawkhah District in the Hodeidah Governorate and rehabilitation efforts to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene services in the Marib Governorate Hospital and Matnah Hospital in the Sanaa Governorate.

These efforts are a crucial part of Saudi Arabia's ongoing humanitarian and relief projects through KSrelief, which aim to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people amid the severe humanitarian crisis they are facing.