A group of council members, including Princess Amira Jauhara, the daughter of King Fahd, the former ruler of Saudi Arabia, raised the demand in the Shura Council. Council member Adil Jarbaa said that the inclusion of the new provision would support the country’s ongoing fight against drugs.
Shura Council members cited reports that prove drug use is a root cause of divorce and many social problems. Eman Jibreen, Abdurrahman Al Rajhi, Muhammad Al Masyad, Dr. Hadi Al Yami and others also spoke in the Shura Council in support of the resolution.
Members of the Shura Council, a formal advisory body known as the Majlisul Shura, are appointed by the Saudi king. Out of 150 members, 30 seats are reserved for women. Decisions are taken through deliberations on important issues and recommended to the King.
Saudi Ministry of Health has announced yellow alert for traveling to India
RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Health should restrict travel to 25 countries including India in view of the spread of the Pandemic and the low quality of health services. It is advised not to travel except in cases of necessity. The Saudi Public Health Authority has given a yellow alert against going to 23 countries including India.
Zimbabwe has been included in the red alert category due to the spread of cholera and dengue fever. Apart from India, for those going to Thailand, El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Mozambique, South Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Congo, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, Guatemala, Chad, Kenya, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Iraq There is a warning.
Cholera, Dengue, Nipah virus, Measles, Yellow fever, Monkey fever, Dwarf fever, Polio, Malaria, Covid-19, Tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis, Malaria, Zika fever and Leishmaniasis are prevalent in these countries, the warning said. If travel is necessary, it is recommended not to stay for more days and avoid close contact with infected people.