Saudi COVID-19 clinics help 100,000 people

Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday. (SPA)
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Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi COVID-19 clinics help 100,000 people

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

JEDDAH: Saudi health clinics set up as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped more than 100,000 people around the Kingdom since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Health’s Tettamman (rest assured) clinics have offered treatment to 63,529 people, while Taakad (make sure) center services in Al-Ahsa helped 21,030 people.
Al-Ahsa’s Taakad service is available at two locations in Al-Mabraz and Al-Hofuf. The car-stop testing centers’ daily capacity is between 1,200 and 1,500.
In Madinah, Tettamman clinics have offered advice to 18,700 people with COVID-19 symptoms. Three clinics in the city operate daily from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Since it opened, the Taakad drive-through testing center has also offered PCR tests to 5,200 people. Taakad provides COVID-19 testing for those who show no to mild symptoms or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual.
Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app. Tettamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those with virus symptoms, such as fever, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties.
Meanwhile, the Kingdom recorded 34 new COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, raising the total to 3,303.
Saudi Arabia reported 1,482 new cases, meaning 294,519 people have now contracted the disease. There are 30,823 active cases, 1,805 of whom are in critical condition. The ministry also announced that 3,124 more patients had recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 260,393.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 4,071,857 tests, with 70,754 carried out in the past 24 hours.

Sarah Alkhedheiri, sherpa of Youth 20

Updated 23 October 2020

Sarah Alkhedheiri, sherpa of Youth 20

Sarah Alkhedheiri is the sherpa of Youth 20 (Y20), one of the eight independent engagement groups of the G20. Y20 aims to deliver the voice of the young to the G20 while representing the younger generation in G20 countries and beyond.

Alkhedheiri is a graduate student of social and public policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She worked as a senior initiatives manager at Misk Foundation’s Misk Global Forum, focused on global citizenship. 

Before joining Misk, Alkhedheiri worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, focusing on the public and social sectors.

Alkhedheiri has a BA in political science and international affairs from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a member of the Global Shapers Community and was curator of the Riyadh Hub from 2017 to 2018.

Recently, the three-day virtual summit of the Y20 engagement group ended with a call to the world’s biggest economies to sustain efforts to empower the youth.

Alkhedheiri said that “nobody becomes a global citizen — we are already global citizens.” 

She urged young people to “take action, and start where you are with what you have” in order to become a “community of active global citizens.”

Y20 delegates have “shown us the perfect example of active global citizens from around the world,” Alkhedheiri said.

During each day of the Y20 Summit, participants explored a key theme that has been a focus of delegates during the year.