Saudi Arabia is going to receive the Corona vaccines at their earliest availability. The Kingdom has signed agreements with two or three pharmaceuticals companies having their vaccines reached in the final phases of the clinical trials.
“Saudi Arabia will be one of the first countries to receive the vaccines,” he said during an interview on Saudia TV on Wednesday.” according to Abdullah Al-Assiri, assistant deputy minister for preventive health.
Due to the strong measures and awareness campaigns, the daily total of new Covid-19 cases has dropped below 400 again, exact to 394. The recoveries continue to increase and, out of a total of 351,849 confirmed cases, 338,708 patients have recovered so far. There were an additional 14 COVID-19-related deaths in the country, and the total number of fatalities has reached 5,590.
The Capital Riyadh recorded the highest number of new daily infections, 58, followed by Madinah with 44 and Makkah with 29. According to the MOH, Ministry of Health, 7,557 cases are active in the KSA, 786 of which are critical. In the past 24 hours, 62,922 polymerase chain reaction tests were conducted.
The ministry urged anyone displaying possible symptoms of coronavirus disease to visit one of its Tetamman (Rest Assured) clinics to be tested for the virus. There are about 235 Covid-19 clinics across the country, and appointments for tests can be booked through the “Sehaty” app.
However, patients can also visit the clinics without any appointments if they feel they might be infected and are displaying symptoms such as high temperature, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, or loss of sense of smell and taste.
The ministry has also set up health centers, called Takkad (Make Sure), to cater to people who show no or only mild symptoms of the disease, but think they might have come into contact with someone who was infected.