Arab News , Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 | Rabi Al Thani 30, 1442
Saudi food authority is evaluating more vaccines
JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) said it is evaluating many coronavirus vaccines being developed by various companies.
“There are many vaccines that are being examined. The most secure and efficient one will be picked up, which will be announced to the public once approved,” the SFDA said on Twitter.
The SFDA said it will ensure vaccine safety, quality, and efficiency by evaluating files through six different administrations in test six stages: Preclinical studies, clinical studies, quality, pharmacovigilance, inspection and sample analysis in vitro.
Meanwhile, more than 14,939 violations of precautionary and preventive measures against the pandemic were recorded in the last week.
The statistics, published by the Ministry of Interior, revealed that the Riyadh region registered the highest number of violations with 3,987, followed by Makkah with 3,145.
Saudi Arabia reported 11 new COVID-19-related deaths on Monday. The death toll now stands at 6,059.
There were 125 new cases reported in the Kingdom, meaning 360,013 people have now contracted the disease. There are 3,162 active cases, with 493 in critical condition.
According to the ministry, 46 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, 31 in Makkah and 12 in Madinah.