Chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives Suleiman Al-Harari has called for increased preparedness measures, as the highly transmissible Delta variant plagues the region.

Al-Harari indicated the need to launch sterilization campaigns for public places, stressing "it is important not to underestimate the epidemiological situation in the country."

He urged residents to adhere to preventive measures and cooperate with the authorities by adhering to social distancing, wearing masks, and abandoning gatherings, especially during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

"Facing this epidemiological crisis is the responsibility of all, as it is a national and moral duty," Al-Harari says. He called on the health authorities to be on heightened alert to attenuate any pandemic threat.