The Commanders and Directors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states’ armed forces’ medical services held Tuesday their 19th meeting.
The virtual session was also attended by a representative of the GCC military affairs.
They discussed the fallouts and impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the GCC armed forces and the cooperation mechanism in the next stage, to confront this pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The participants also reviewed GCC armed forces future anticipations, in case of emergence of similar epidemics that would passively affect GCC military action process, aiming at realizing and consolidating a unified military action system.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, discussed on Tuesday the latest coronavirus developments in the Kingdom, including the COVID-19 preventative measures in place in workplaces and schools.
The cabinet reviewed the preventative measures and the medical care available in the country, according to SPA.
The cabinet discussed providing citizens and residents easier access to treatment services in Saudi Arabia’s health care facilities in order to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further.
The cabinet followed up on the procedures for all public sector employees returning to work and stressed the importance of abiding by precautionary measures.
The cabinet also congratulated students and teachers on the start of the new academic year, which will take place virtually to protect the public, Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi told SPA.
The Kingdom has so far reported 316,670 cases of the coronavirus, including 21,227 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 1,519 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.
The Ministry added that 32 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 3,929. As many as 718 cases have recovered, raising recoveries’ toll to 291,514. On the other hand, new 49,989 laboratory tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.