The Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah, confirmed that the great support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz for the health sector, and all that was invested in this sector made health capabilities and readiness At its best levels, and the early precautions are taken, it gave us the opportunity to control and prepare for the new spread of the “Corona” virus, and to spread culture and awareness in society, and enabled us to maintain a healthy system and to double the capacity of laboratories, critical care rooms, and respirators. Industrial, during the last period.
This came in a speech that reads: I congratulate you on the blessed Eid Al-Fitr and Happy New Year and health and well-being and may God accept from us and you the good deeds, after five months have passed since this pandemic during which the global health systems faced great difficulties in dealing with them. Society today has become more aware of this virus and the application of mechanisms for social separation, as it is a new experience for all of us.
The great support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince of the health sector, and all that was invested in this sector made health and preparedness capabilities at their best levels, and what was taken of early precautions, gave us the opportunity to control the pace of the spread of the new Coronavirus and prepare for it, and spread culture and awareness in Society also enabled us to maintain a healthy system and double the capacity of laboratories, critical care rooms and ventilators during the last period.
We pride ourselves on Saudi experts in this field who are internationally recognized, and we rely on their experience, after God, in dealing with that virus.
The Kingdom’s preparations since the announcement of the pandemic, and the compliance that we found from citizens and residents to precautionary measures, had a great impact on the decrease in mortality rates, which are among the lowest in the world.
Here, I thank and appreciate the citizens and residents for their commitment, awareness and their follow-up to the guidelines for social separation, which helped us to be more prepared to deal with the pandemic with a long-term strategy, and we have now developed a clear concept of the next phase based on two indicators:
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First: our capacity for critical situations.
Second: The policy of expanding testing and early detection for the affected individuals in society.
And we move from one stage to another according to a careful health assessment, which gives us speed in adjusting the curriculum and reviewing the course whenever the need arises.
These stages gradually start from next Thursday, and expand until the return to normalcy with its new concept of social distancing.
Returning to normal conditions requires that we all have a high degree of responsibility and attention, and follow health guidelines, especially for the most dangerous groups, the elderly, those with chronic diseases, those with respiratory diseases and weak immunity, who we ask them to care more about themselves and ask those around them to consider them and take care of them . I also ask everyone to cover the nose and mouth when leaving the house.
With our commitment together we will reach safety, from the heart, may God protect you.