Coronavirus cases curve escalates in Saudi Arabia

Colonel Talal Al-Shalhoub, the Saudi Ministry of Interior’s security spokesman, said that there is “noticeable increase” in the number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom in recent days. He warned against going back to “days we don’t want to go back to.”

“The epidemiological curve of coronavirus cases is still rising significantly and frighteningly,” Colonel Al-Shalhoub said today in his statements, “

“If it is necessary to strengthen precautionary measures at the level of cities, governorates, and regions,” Al-Shalhoub said, “the necessary lifting will be done.”

“This is attributable to society and the extent of commitment to preventive and precautionary measures,” he explained.

He declared that, beginning February 1st, receiving the coronavirus vaccine booster shot will be a requirement for continuing the “immune” condition in the “Tawakkalna” application for anyone who has waited 8 months or longer for the second dose, for those aged 18 and higher.

The attainment of “immune” status in “Tawakkalna” will be a prerequisite for participation in any economic, commercial, cultural, sporting, or tourism activity, as well as boarding aircraft and other modes of transportation.

Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdali, a spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Health, revealed in a news conference that the country’s coronavirus cases curve is rapidly increasing.

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