Jeddah — Beginning Feb 1, the Tawakkalna “Immune” status will expire for all 18 years and above, vaccinated eight months back and still without a booster vaccine dose.
The MoI stressed the booster dose is required to enter facilities, public places, entertainment venues, airplanes, and public transportation.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed that the immunization status would not change if the period were less than eight months. In addition, groups already excluded from the vaccine requirement will be exempt from the new conditions.
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This week Saudi schools witnessed a large attendance on the first school day at all levels of education, at government, private, foreign, and international schools throughout the Kingdom.
The first period of the school day was allotted to educate students about preventive measures. Simultaneously, distance education and e-learning continue through Madrasati (My School) and Rawdati (My Kindergarten) platforms and the IEN Lessons channels.
Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, said that the epidemiological curve had recorded a decrease in the number of infections. In addition, the number of critical patients has decreased, apparently due to the efficacy of vaccines.
Regarding questions about the appropriate time to do a COVID-19 test, Dr. Al-Abdulaali stated that the immunized people who were in contact with infected patients and who showed symptoms of an illness should do a home examination or go to a laboratory. As for those without symptoms, there is no need for a test.
Unvaccinated people who come in contact with a person having Covid19 symptoms must remain quarantined for four days and have a laboratory test on the fifth day.