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These are the 7 Essentials you Should Never Go Without this Summer

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Summer is finally here and I’ll be damned if I say I’m not excited to leave Cairo, tan, wakeup by the sea and just enjoy the hell out of the season! But in order to have the best summer experience, I never walk around without my backpack/Tote bag packed with my summer necessities and by necessities, I mean gadgets that your friends, skin and body will crown you as the summer Queen/King for. So, let’s ace this summer, shall we?

1. Sunscreen

I cannot stress this point enough! It doesn’t matter if you’re dark skinned, or if you believe that you never get sunburned; sunscreen shouldn’t be a choice during summertime, it should be a rule. Sunscreen helps limit excessive UV (ultraviolet rays) exposure, which helps reduce the risk of getting skin cancer. This is how serious the issue is.

2. SPF lip balm

People forget to protect their lips, but skin cancer in this area can be particularly dangerous, which is why everyone should use lip balm with SPF. Do not underestimate the damaging power of UV rays.

3. Water Bottle

We all love our malibus and mojitos but it’s important to stay hydrated. Normal plastic bottles are so outdated and can easily get mixed up with someone else’s water bottle. So, instead buy yourself a cool looking water bottle that’ll always remind you to hydrate.

4. Coconut Oil

Why coconut oil? Coconut oil can be used on your hair to keep it moisturized and shiny, on your skin to keep it hydrated and glowing, on your face as a non-greasy moisturizer, around your eyes as a wrinkle remover, as natural makeup remover, as a homemade tooth paste when mixed with baking soda, as lip balm and as natural deodorant. Yes, child, coconut oil is indeed miraculous.

5. Mini Speakers

So that when the main speakers’ battery’s dead, your heroic ass saves the day by pulling your mini speakers out of your bag, plug it in and continue chillin’ without anything killing your vibe. Just remember to always keep it charged.

6. Deodorant

Summer= sweat, and who wants stinky armpits in the summer? no one! Who wants the cute stranger to walk away in the middle of the conversation to avoid passing out because of how you smell? NO ONE.

7. Shades

Maybe you don’t like shades, maybe you don’t think you look nice in them but sunglasses are so damn important in the summer! They keep you from squinting, which save you from getting wrinkles. Plus, they protect your eyes from harmful sun rays. Just make sure to buy shades that block UV rays and you’re good to go, champ!

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Saudi Health Officials Are Hopeful As Number of Cases Decline and Vaccines Are Underway!

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Saudi health officials are confident to announce their victory over the virus and that they have everything under control as the number of cases drastically declined and vaccines are underway!

The Kingdom has recorded 139 cases only, which is the first time for the number to be under 150 since the outbreak last March.

The Ministry of Health’s weekly confirmed COVID-19 case map shows that almost all of the Kingdom’s regions are in the “safe zone,” recording numbers below 50 throughout the past week and more.

“We’re among the countries with noticeable control and decrease in cases,” ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said during a press conference. 

“The Kingdom now has more control over the pandemic. This achievement is due to the community’s adherence to the measures put in place. It wouldn’t have been possible without coordination between the community and relevant authorities in the face of this pandemic to ensure everyone’s health and safety,” he added.

The first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is due in the Kingdom in days, and Al-Aly urged everyone to come forward for inoculation even if they had recovered from COVID-19.

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Saudi Arabia Gets Ready For the Launch of Vaccine Campaign

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Soon enough, residents of Saudi Arabia will get tor receive the coronavirus vaccine for free before the end of this year, after the Kingdom’s approval the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week.

According to Dr. Hani Jokhdar, Saudi deputy minister for public health, the vaccine will be inoculated before this year comes to an end, and that the first batch of the vaccine will arrive very soon.

Dr. Mazen Hassanain, managing director of the SaudiVax pharmaceuticals company, said on TV that the vaccines will be optional to take for the public.

Priority goes to those above the age of 65, healthcare workers, the obese, individuals who suffer from auto-immune diseases, and patients with chronic illnesses.

The second phase of the vaccination will kick off in March until June and the priority will be for those above 50 and patients who suffer from the following diseases: asthma, diabetes, chronic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cancer.

Teachers and educators will be included in the inoculation phase starting July, and the private and government sector workers will be given the vaccine starting next September.

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Health Authorities Set to Procure Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

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Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia will procure the vaccine for Covid-19 once its safety is confirmed and its effectiveness proved.

He added that several studies are currently in place in different countries and that health authorities are up to date with the progress. Moreover, the recovery rate from the virus has risen to 96% in the Kingdom.

The minister says that this decline in the number of the cases is thank to the “commitment to health precautions.”

“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah added.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.

He also advised people who show any symptoms of COVID-19 to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.

“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.

He also stressed on the importance of maintaining social distance and the needed precautionary measures.

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