The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud delivered a speech to his brothers and sisters, his sons and daughters, citizens and residents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as follows:
“Praise be to God and peace be upon His Messenger,
My brothers and sisters,
My sons and daughters the citizens and residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, peace and Allah’s mercy be upon you.
You are all aware, may God bless and protect you, that the world is suffering due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, may God protect us and the world from its harm.
We are living through a difficult phase of the world’s history. However, we are completely certain that this phase will end and pass, despite its harsh and bitter difficulties, with belief in God’s words: (Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease, Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease). This crisis will become a piece of history that proves man’s defiance in the face of this hardship humankind is experiencing.
Your nation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, continues to take all precautionary measures to confront this pandemic and limit its effects. We depend on the aid of God Almighty, then on deploying our full capabilities, supported by your strong determination to face adversities with the steadfastness of believers at the forefront.
The strength, steadfastness, determination that you have demonstrated during the honorable defiance of this difficult phase, and your full cooperation with relevant government agencies, are the most important contributing factors and pillars of the success of the state’s efforts, which has prioritized safeguarding health and made it the state’s top concern.
Therefore, rest assured that we are very keen on providing the necessary medication, food, and living necessities for citizens and residents of this blessed land.
All government sectors, led by the Ministry of Health, are doing all they can and taking all necessary measures to ensure the health of the nation’s citizens and residents.