The Governor of the Eastern Province (Al-Sharqiya) of Saudi Arabia, Saud bin Nayef, directed the use of the Tawakalna application in order to enter government and private agencies. He asked for the tightening of precautionary measures, monitoring violations of non-compliance with health protocols, and activating everything that would raise awareness and protect society from the virus. He also wanted continuous reports on the authorities’ efforts to implement these measures.
The Secretary of Al-Sharqiya, Engineer Adel Al-Jubeir, stressed that it is mandatory to activate the Tawakolna application as a condition for entering commercial markets, public benefit markets, and commercial complexes.
The Al-Sharqiya Health Department clarified, through its official Twitter account, that a daily precaution was applied in order to measure the health status of a person before entering public facilities and places.
The Saudi Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, commented, “This is a great challenge that we face together, and we have made strides in it, aand we remember it, and once again with heartfelt hope, that we do not allow this challenge to rise again.”
He added: “We have observed an increase in cases of Coronavirus over a period of two weeks, the main cause of which is social gatherings, failure to adhere to health precautions and not wearing a mask, and we call upon everyone to adhere to the implementation of preventive measures, as indolence in this is a violation of the system and a danger to the health of society.”