The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen has urged the members to cooperate in combating COVID-19.
He called for adherence the precautionary measures taken by member states in order to protect their citizens and residents from the coronavirus pandemic.
Al-Othaimeen has also commended the efforts made by the member states in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Secretary General of OIC also called on governments of member states, research institutions and scientists of the Islamic world to join hands and coordinate efforts in order to accelerate and contribute to the production of a vaccine or a cure for the virus.
He asserted “While many countries in the world seek to produce a successful drug to end the crisis, threatening the world, the OIC places its trust in the energy and capabilities of the Islamic world and its Ummah to work, innovate and produce.”
Al-Othaimeen also appreciated the efforts of the Islamic Development Bank in supporting the member states to confront the pandemic.
It is to be noted that Saudi Arabia has announced to tightening curfew imposed in the kingdom to comprehend the spread of the novel coronavirus.
According to Saudi state Press agency, the authorities have to bar entry or exit from Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina as well as movement between all provinces starting on Wednesday.
SPA said the orders are approved by King Salman, also added four hours in the three cities to the 21-day curfew that began on Monday, so that it will start at 3 pm instead of 7 pm as of Thursday.
It is pertinent to mention that Saudi Arabia reported first death yesterday from the coronavirus pandemic as the total tally of the affected rise to 767, according to the health ministry.
An Afghan resident of Medina died of coronavirus, the health ministry said, while 205 new cases were reported— this was the biggest surge in a single day.
Saudi Arabia has reported the highest number of coronavirus in the Gulf announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.