This came at a time when the Saudi Red Crescent announced that 1,728 of its personnel, including doctors, specialists and medics, will be volunteering at the Grand Mosque during Ramadan. The Ministry of Health said it was possible for travelers and pilgrims who had completed the vaccination program with Sinopharm or Sinovac to be admitted into the Kingdom. The spokesperson stressed that the vaccines that have been widely circulated in Indonesia are also vaccines that are being widely used in other Muslim countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, and Bahrain.Next
There is no quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers, the ministry said.
Earlier this week, the SFDA approved the use of the Moderna vaccine for those aged between 12 and 17.
The Sinopharm and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines have been added to Saudi Arabia's list of approved vaccines, bringing the total number to six.
READ On Tuesday, the ministry announced 353 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the total number of cases to 542,707.Next
JEDDAH: Experts and officials from the field of literature have taken part in an online meeting to discuss the development of the science fiction and fantasy genre within the Kingdom.
Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Suwailem, CEO of SAIP, said that the authority is pleased to support innovators in the field of intellectual property.Next
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted more than 27 million PCR tests, with 68,962 carried out in the past 24 hours.
The LPTC was set up in 2020 under the Ministry of Culture and is headed by Dr. Health authorities in the kingdom said the second dose should be taken at least three weeks after the first.
Saudi Arabia had last week that it was reopening its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists after a 17-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday approved two further COVID-19 vaccines, Sinovac and Sinopharm. Its aim is to promote locally produced works both at home and overseas.
In addition, industrial designs registration applications grew by 48 percent, and optional registration of copyright works surged by 57 percent.
As part of efforts to boost community immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government rolled out a nationwide vaccination program targeting 208,265,720 citizens on January 13, 2021. Currently, 62 per cent of the population have taken the first dose and more than 70 per cent are expected to have had both doses by October 9.
There are currently 4,377 ongoing cases, with 1,108 of them being critical.