SAUDI ARABIA'S RUTHLESS FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
May 25, 2020
A REPORT ON THE KINGDOM'S GOVERNMENT EFFORTS IN THE FACE OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince, may God protect them, has made great efforts in the face of the emerging Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), starting with proactive decisions and imposing strict precautionary measures since the announcement of the emergence of the Virus in the Chinese province of Wuhan.
Sensing the risks and the challenges posed by the virus at a very early stage, the Kingdom’s wise leadership issued a Royal decree stipulating the creation of a specialized committee to follow up on the developments pertaining to the new Coronavirus, consisting of 24 government agencies and headed by His Excellency the Minister of Health. The committee was commissioned by the leadership to take all required steps and precautions necessary to confront the epidemic and reduce its Outbreak.
The leadership provided high level support to the efforts of the government agencies that worked with team spirit, in a framework of cooperation and coordination, resulting in integrated performance and professional work.
The cornerstone of achieving success was the level of harmony and coordination among all parts of the system and its components in crisis management, which was praised by the World Health Organization and many international specialists and experts. This report serves as a record documenting the most important and prominent decisions and actions taken by government agencies in their battle against the emerging Coronavirus.