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‘The Lancet’ Praises KSA Efforts to Combat COVID-19
22 July 2020

​​The famous UK medical journal ‘The Lancet’ has praised the efforts made by KSA to combat Novel Coronavirus. The journal said in its article entitled: "COVID-19: The Worst May Be Yet to Come​!” that Saudi Arabia has allocated an unlimited budget for COVID-19 treatment, raised the capacity of intensive care units, and opened hundreds of fever clinics (‘Tetamman’ Clinics) to ensure everyone with COVID-19 symptoms has access to proper treatment. 


It has also provided all health care providers with medical updates and developments through visual communication means. This aimed to keep them up to date on the latest discoveries in this regard across the globe. 

The journal shed light on the general situation of COVID-19, pointing out that it is still taking a concerning and complex turn in certain areas in the world. While many Western countries started alleviating the restrictions against the virus, the pandemic is still in its beginnings, with over 160,000 new cases recorded every day since June 25th.  

The journal also pointed out that COVID-19 cases are still increasing in South Africa. This means that the pandemic is starting to have a strong foothold in sub-Saharan countries.

The United States, Brazil, and India have recorder over 100,000 new cases during the period from June 26th to July 3rd.

COVID-19 is also widespread in Russia, creating an extension of the virus that spans across Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

The Lancet is published by the prestigious publishing house: “Elsevier”. It is one of the oldest, most sophisticated medical journals in the world. It was established in 1823 and currently has a large audience of nearly two million subscribed readers who read it on its website.

It publishes comprehensive medical research, scientific reviews, and presentations on scientific books and reports. The Lancet has editorial offices in London, New York, and Beijing. 






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