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MOH Urges Adherence to Precautionary Measures Recommended for Current Phase
14 November 2021

​The MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammed Al-Abdulaali, said that the pandemic still present at the global level, pointing out that some areas around the world are witnessing an increase in the number of cases. He attributed such rise to the return of outbreaks, disruption of two doses vaccination plans, and laxity in the implementation of the precautionary measures. In addition, many of the community groups have not received the booster dose 6 months after their second dose. ​

He underlined the importance of getting the two doses and the booster shot. “We must abide by the precautionary measures that fit the current phase. The booster shot is safe and strengthens community immunity”, he said. More than 46 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the Kingdom and 22 million have completed vaccination, he said.

Al-Abdulaali revealed that 30 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 549,222. Furthermore, 2,135 active cases and 52 critical cases were reported.
The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Sunday, with the participation of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development Spokesman, Mr. Saad Al Hammad. He mentioned that 73 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries to 538,274 to date. And 2 new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of mortalities to 8,813.

For his part, Mr. Al Hammad said that the Ministry’s field teams have conducted several inspection tours during last month (October) to ensure application of the precautionary measures in workplaces. The Ministry has conducted 143,331 inspection tours, recorded 1,275 violations of the precautionary measures in establishments. Moreover, 2,260 violations were recorded against individuals and the Ministry received 8,123 reports regarding the violation of the precautionary measures inside workplaces. Furthermore, the Ministry has issued 4,999 warnings against private sector establishments regarding the application of these measures.  In addition, the Ministry has recorded 3,535 violations of the precautionary measures against establishments and individuals.

He stressed the importance of completing the inoculation by obtaining the second dose of the vaccine for those who received the first dose as reports released by the concerned authorities proved that one dose is not sufficient to contain the Coronavirus and its worrying variants. 

He called on everyone to obtain information about the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development from official sources. In addition, everyone is urged to report any violations of the precautionary measures, as well as any breaches to the Labor Law, through “Ma’an Lel Rasd” application (Together We Monitor), available on smartphones. They can also call the unified number 19911 or reach out to the Ministry via its official channels on social media.

Last Update : 24 November 2021 02:39 PM
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