Saudi Health Minister: we have something to teach the world in dealing with pandemics

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Commenting on the latest government decision to end COVID measures

Riyadh: Commenting on the decision to lift all covid preventive measures, Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, announced that his country had provided historical lessons for the whole world during the pandemic, with the main message being people first, this was evident when King Salman directed to provide free treatment for all covid patients without differentiating between citizens, residents, or illegal migrants.

Al-Jalajel stressed that the high rates of immunization with vaccines exceeded 95% of the total population, which contributed to reducing the number of infections by 87% and reducing critical cases by 96%.

At a time when several countries witnessed a third wave, the Kingdom had overcome this wave without any effective economic repercussions or the closure of vital activities.

Al-Jalajel indicated that reaching this stage, including the decision to lift all precautionary measures, despite the continuation of the pandemic globally, demonstrates the experience of the Saudi health sector in dealing with global emergencies, hailing the cooperation between government and private healthcare providers.