MADINAH: A health awareness campaign in Madinah has benefited more than 60,000 people, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The General Directorate of Health Affairs in Madinah completed the campaign — under the slogan “We Return with Caution” — to raise awareness among people in public areas such as markets and squares since the coronavirus curfew’s end on Thursday.
Madinah health affairs spokesman, Moayad Abu Unq, said that 12 teams and 24 groups had worked to implement social distancing and encourage businesses to uphold other preventive measures.
These measures include checking shoppers’ temperatures, in addition to ensuring that at every entrance they are wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and wearing gloves.
The spokesman said that malls used audio and video broadcasts to raise awareness among shoppers, and that teams observed many shoppers complying with instructions.
He said there would be a positive impact on controlling the spread of coronavirus because of people’s cooperation. This factor played the greatest role in combating the spread of the disease because people were adhering to preventive measures in order to protect their health, he added.
The spokesman emphasized the importance of avoiding gatherings and shaking hands, the need to wear masks, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with tissues or the elbow, avoiding touching the face, and maintaining a safe distance between people.