Jamaica: The Jamaican government has received medical and preventive supplies assistance from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) so as to fight the contagious COVID-19 pandemic.
The medical aid was handed over by the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Cuba Faisal bin Falah Al-Harbi on behalf of KSrelief.
The assistance comes as an extension of the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts through KSrelief. It also supports the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Since its beginning in the May 2015, KSrelief organisation has implemented a total of 1,686 projects which are worth more than – $5.33 billion in 69 nations around the globe.
These initiatives by the KSrelief were carried out in cooperation with 144 local, regional and international allies.
As per to the recent report by the KSrelief, the nations and territories that have been benefited the most from the centre’s various projects were – Yemen ($3.8 billion), Syria ($307 million), Palestine ($365 million), and Somalia ($206 million).
The Caribbean island has reported new 315 new infections of the deadly COVID-19 virus, taking the total number of the confirmed cases to 54,480 so far.
According to the statistics, so far there are a total of 1,218 individuals who have died amid the contagious COVID-19 virus.
Jamaica recently has received 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the United Kingdom. Consignment of vaccines reached the Norman Manley International Airport.
It were received by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, and the British High Commissioner, Asif Ahmad CMG.
In addition, three 100m sprinters from Jamaica made a record by taking home all three medals. The country has become the only Caribbean nation to triumph this in the history of the Olympics.