In a statement, the Saudi health minister said that Corona cases in Saudi Arab might touch the figure of 10,000 or reach as high as 200,000 in the coming months. The whole scenario depends upon the fact that how the people comply with the lockdown, social distancing and, follow other precautionary measures advised by the government.
In a televised address, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said, “We stand today at a decisive moment as a society in raising our sense of responsibility and contributing together with determination to stop the spread of this pandemic.”
New studies by experts have warned that the cases would be up to 10000 if the pandemic gets under control or 2 lacs if the situation worsens.
The cases in Saudi Arab stand at 2795, with 615 recoveries and 41 deaths. Meanwhile, scientists are working to prepare a vaccine in Saudi Arab and, an announcement is expected soon.
To provide the health facilities and to fight corona, 15 billion Riyals have been allocated to the health ministry. While another 32 billion Riyals are also approved. The minister told.
In his televised address, he stressed the citizens not to leave the houses but only in case of an emergency. People are not taking the pandemic danger seriously and leaving the houses without any reason and doing gatherings. He added.
In addition, he informed that traffic on the roads was up to 46% of the normal traffic, which is too high, so it was necessary to impose a curfew.
However, the areas which are not under full-time lockdown will witness a curfew from 7 pm to 3 pm now to onward.
King Salman ordered last week to provide health treatment to everyone irrespective of legal resident status.
The only solution to stop the spread of the pandemic lies in social distancing and staying at home. As the world is struggling with coronavirus.