During a press conference held today, authorities called upon all citizens and residents to maintain social distancing and avoid gatherings during the upcoming Eid Al Adha.
Lt. Col. Manaf Al Qahtani spoke about the spike in cases that occurred as a result of gatherings which took place during the last days of Ramadan and during Eid Al-Fitr.
Al Qahtani went on to note that with the close approach of Eid-Al-Adha, citizens and residents should commit to social distancing, amongst all the precautionary guidelines published by authorities, to avoid another spike in cases.
To further limit the spread of the virus, Dr. Al Qahtani noted that the Ministry of Health is now publishing cluster-based contact tracing reports on a weekly basis.
Al Qahtani then went on to invite fully recovered patients who meet the required conditions to donate their blood plasma at the BDF Hospital’s Blood Bank, to further support efforts in treating COVID-19 active cases.