His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, has announced that the situation of the he Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERC-CoV) is still reassuring, thanks to Allah. “The number of Corona cases recorded is not different in Jeddah than all other regions of the Kingdom,” said Dr. Al-Rabeeah. “The Ministry of Health (MOH) has noticed, by the onset of 11 cases in Jeddah, such limited increase of cases over the past few weeks. However, the rate of incidence is still low, and doesn’t represent an epidemic, May Allah be praised, according to the criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the relevant scientific committees.”
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Rabeeah called upon all citizens and residents not to be misled by rumors or unreliable information published via the social networking sites. Meanwhile, he urged the various mass media to receive their information from the accredited state entities, namely the MOH Agency for Public Health, the MOH Portal, or the MOH spokesman. “The Ministry is to inform all people of the updates or any important information in this regard,” stated Dr. Al-Rabeeah, indicating that the MOH Portal is provided around the clock with the updates and new cases of Coronavirus.
Furthermore, Dr. Al-Rabeeah called upon everyone to follow and adhere to the health instructions, guidelines and awareness tips issued by the Ministry in this regard; in order to protect themselves against this virus, by means of keeping away from the suspected cases, wearing masks and washing hands thoroughly when contacting with cases of respiratory tract inflammation. Dr. Al-Rabeeah has further pointed out that Ministry provides the health care followed in such cases, and keeps in constant contact and fully fledged coordination with the WHO and the national and international scientific organizations, to find out the all-new. Besides, he has highlighted that the National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases will hold its meeting on Thursday, to discuss the latest developments of the virus locally and internationally.
Finally, the Minister of Health has said, “The Coronavirus is novel and still mysterious worldwide, that we do not yet know a lot about ways of its transmission. Even, there is neither vaccine nor medicine for it.” Dr. Al-Rabeeah has prayed for Almighty Allah to preserve this country, its leadership, its citizens and all those who live on its land from all evils.