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Saudi Arabia’s Bahri to donate SAR10m to the kingdom’s ministry of health

Saudi Arabia’s Bahri to donate SAR10m to the kingdom’s ministry of health

On Tuesday, Saudi reported 110 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number infections in the country to 1,563

Bahri, a logistics and transportation company and owner of the world’s largest owner and operator of very large crude carriers (VLCCs), announced on Tuesday that it would donate SAR10m to the kingdom’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to help it combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia reported 110 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number infections in the country to 1,563. It also reported two new deaths, bringing the total death toll to 10.

Mohammed Abdulaziz Al-Sarhan, chairman of Bahri, said: “We are also pleased to place our expertise, maritime fleet, logistics services, and offices around the world at the disposal of the Ministry, to help achieve the common national goal of preserving public health.”

Bahri added that its business continuity plans have allowed it to continue to operate as usual in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, while taking all the necessary precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its employees at its offices and onboard its vessels.

On March 29, as part of its measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the authorities extended the suspension of all international passengers flights to the kingdom – excluding exceptional cases – until further notice.

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Domestic passenger flights as well as buses, taxis and train activities, also continue to be suspended, until further notice.

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The kingdom also announced that its private and public sector entities would continue to work remotely from home.

All activities related to the provision of food and medicine, the supply chain and logistical services related to them, were exempt from the directive.

Currently, there is an evening curfew that runs from 7pm until 6am across all of Saudi Arabia. However, the daily curfew begins at 3pm in three cities namely Riyadh, Makkah and Madinah.

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