Asir governor launches health awareness project

Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz says the health awareness project will be implemented by a dedicated team. (SPA)
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Updated 11 July 2020

Asir governor launches health awareness project

ABHA: Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, supervisor of Asir’s regional COVID-19 management department, recently launched a health awareness project to fight the outbreak.

The project aims to achieve the strategic goal of raising awareness and supporting preventive and curative health services.

It also helps campaigns including the restraint plan adopted in Asir, as well as programs for the public health awareness plan.

These are implemented by a dedicated team to ensure that the groups most affected by COVID-19 are communicated with and educated on health procedures.

The project also promotes the work of health volunteers in the restraint plan and seeks to promote the Ministry of Health media plan to raise awareness of non-drug precautionary measures.

 


Saudi civil aviation condemns 'fake circular' saying international flights resuming in October

Updated 12 August 2020

Saudi civil aviation condemns 'fake circular' saying international flights resuming in October

  • Aviation chiefs issue official denial after fake circular says passengers can fly to and from Kingdom from October

RIYADH: A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as “completely baseless and fabricated” by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA.
On Tuesday, the authority denied announcing the resumption of international flights and said information being circulated was fabricated.
Saudi Arabia suspended international flights from March 15 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since domestic flights restarted on May 31, rumors have been circulating regarding the return of international flights. On Monday, the bogus GACA circular was shared on various social media platforms suggesting flights into and out of Saudi Arabia would resume in October. It sparked a flurry of speculation.
The circular, titled “No flights till October 2020,” said: “An employee of the GACA has stated in a recent interview that all international flights to and from the Kingdom are to remain suspended till the month of October.” Quoting a GACA official, the circular said that the decision was subject to the number of coronavirus cases, which must “come down to three digits.”
GACA official spokesman Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa told Arab News the circular “is completely baseless and fabricated.”
He shared a tweet from the authority’s public relations department describing the circular as incorrect.
The civil aviation authority has previously said there is no specific date for the resumption of international flights, he added.
All international flights remain suspended until further notice.
However, exceptions have been made for humanitarian assistance and emergency cases, medical evacuation flights and repatriation of stranded citizens and expatriates wanting to return home.