ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CONTAINING COVID-19 SPREAD IN SAUDI ARABIA
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Keywords

COVID-19
Coronavirus
COVID-19 vaccines
Delta virant
super spreader

How to Cite

AlBugami, M. (2021). ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN CONTAINING COVID-19 SPREAD IN SAUDI ARABIA. International Journal of Human Potentials Management, 3(2), 31-43. Retrieved from http://abmjournal.org/index.php/ijhpm/article/view/45

Abstract

COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus was first detected in human beings on 31st December 2019 in the Wuhan city of China, which quickly spread to many parts of the world. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it to be a pandemic. Since then, the virus has infected hundreds of millions of people killing several millions of them. As a result, many countries have been going through repeated lockdown to contain the virus spread. This has resulted in huge losses to many businesses, some of which have been forced to close down. Some business sectors are more affected than others. Likewise, some other businesses, especially online content providers, have benefited from the pandemic. By now, several vaccines have been developed and some of them have been approved by the WHO. However, COVID-19 has also generated several of its variants, which have been named after Greek letters. Currently, the Delta variant, which is considered to be highly contagious and aggressive, has been found to be difficult to contain as the available vaccines do not seem to be very effective. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), like other countries, has also been affected by the Coronavirus. However, the KSA has successfully contained the spread of the pandemic and has brought down the number of daily infection cases to less than one hundred. The aim of this paper is to analyze the methods adopted by the kingdom, including the use of technology, to contain the virus, and suggest measures to contain this virus in other parts of the world.   

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