Overview: Alhamdulillah everything is still stable on the roads. If you need something go between 9 and 12 noon. Lazy morning sleepers Panic last minute and rush to buy small stuff between 12 and 2. No scares or panic. #stayhome
Major updates: Whole kilo 14, Mahjer, Gulail, Kurayaat, Kilo 13 and petromin in Jeddah are added to Makkah and Madinah (Borders of these areas closed) for these areas between 6am and 3pm people allowed outside ONLY if you need ATM, grocery store, restaurant or pharmacy. Recommended to walk. No more than 2 people allowed in a car if you need to take a car. No driving out of your locality. Rest 3pm to 6am Curfew across the kingdom.
Delivery apps delivering supermarket and pharmacy supplies.
COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS which is deadliest virus of current times & affecting thousands of human lives globally. It has 165 new cases on 2nd April 2020 in Saudi Arabia, which raises total number of cases in Saudi Arabia to 1,885 humans.
Mouayad Mohtar who is running a YouTube channel called Social Nurse created an introductory video about MERS-COV (Corona virus). The video explains source of this virus and other recent findings about this virus. Recently Arabnews reported that few patients of this virus are got recovered after treatment An international team of scientists recently said they have identified a compound that can fight the virus. The team, led by Edward Trybala from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Volker Thiel from the University of Bern, has discovered a compound called K22, which appears to block the ability of the virus to spread in humans. so we can hope this virus will be curable easily very soon. Watch the video for more info.
According to a report at Arab-news yesterday, the coronavirus which caused few dozens of deaths in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is actually originated from camel. However it could be originated from sources other than camels, said an expert.
A total of 72 people died by this deadly virus in last few weeks throughout the kingdom. There are more than 200 people infected as well who are under treatment in various hospitals and medical centers.
Dr. Tariq Ahmed Madani of the King Abdulaziz University Hospital Saudi Arabia, said a research paper on the discovery of the virus would be published in a specialized scientific magazine soon.
Middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS) transmits by camels or direct contact with an influenced patient via sneezing or coughing, or touching something that an infected person has touched. This make it one of the worst virus ever discovered in the Kingdom.