Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, state media reported.
The country’s health minister, Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah, thanked the Crown Prince for his “insight and continuous follow-up” in providing vaccines to citizens.
“Under Vision 2030, there is a policy of prevention is better than cure, by stepping up preventive measures, emphasizing human health first and delivering safe and internationally approved vaccines in record time and delivery for citizens and citizens was shown residents, “the news channel Al Arabiya quoted Dr. al-Rabiah.
That came after Saudi Arabia received shipments of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pzifer and BioNTech earlier this month, The Hill reported.
According to the Ministry of Health, there are 3.61,903 cases of COVID-19 in the country while 352,815 cases have recovered from the disease. To date, 6,168 have died from complications related to COVID-19.
Prince Mohammed is one of the few world leaders who have received the vaccine. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was vaccinated on live television. Earlier this week, US President-elect Joe Biden received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
“Today I received the COVID-19 vaccine. To the scientists and researchers who have worked tirelessly to make this possible – thank you. We owe you a great deal,” Mr Biden said in a tweet.