COVID-19 – Saudi crown prince receives first dose of vaccine

COVID-19 – Saudi crown prince receives first dose of vaccine
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday (December 25, 2020) received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, as part of the national inoculation plan implemented by the Ministry of Health. (Saudi Press Agency-SPA)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday (Dec 25) received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, as part of the national inoculation plan implemented by the Ministry of Health, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

“What we are seeing today regarding the gains that have been achieved by the kingdom since the beginning of the pandemic are an extension of one of the most important policies within Vision 2030 that prevention is better than cure,” Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said.

He added that this was brought about by stepping up precautionary measures, while putting people’s health first.

According to him, the government has worked to provide a safe and internationally approved vaccine in record time to give to citizens and residents, which made Saudi Arabia one of the best countries in the world in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 500,000 people have registered for the COVID-19 vaccination in Saudi Arabia since the campaign was launched on December 17, with Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah being the first citizen to receive the vaccine.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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