Reporting from Home Quarantine

In this video Saleh who is just arrived to Saudi Arabia, and he asked to home quarantine sharing his journey since arrival and while staying at home showing his solidarity to self quarantine


I’m Saleh Ahmed AlHathloul

A saudi architect and photographer

I just returned back from Italy

and today i will share my story with you

Saleh is a Saudi artist

Who showed with his skills to the world the beauty of many incredible scenery in Saudi Arabia

He was on a trip recently to Italy

But after the pandemic he decided to come back

I wished to meet him in person today

But since he is in home quarantine we’ve decided to have our conversation online

Hopefully soon we hang out

wait wait let me cover my face

Why to cover?!!

I’m just kidding

But since you are spending your home quarantine I’m afraid you will spread the virus to me

Don’t worry as long as I didn’t cough you are ok

Ok take us through your journey coming home

Upon my arrival they have check us and we were ok but as a part of the precaution measures that implemented at the airport

They’ve reported  my name and all the arrivals as a suspected case of COVID-19

and asked us to commit to home quarantine for the next 14 days and stay away from everyone.

But since you are feeling ok and healthy what make you commit to home quarantine ? and not go out to spend your time with others?

How the virus is spreading so fast and how it affecting very valuable groups of people which are the elderly and children who may not understand the important of staying away are basically the reasons that kept me away from my loved ones

Saleh has another reason for him to commit, and it was ..

Usually when we go out we want to enjoy ourselves and spend sometime catching up on things  with our friends and family members

So knowing that we might be the reason for them to suffer and get infected with this virus will definitely encourage us to show our solidarity by staying home and away from others

I assume there are manny changes that happened or you’ve made on your lifestyle during this period could you please share them with us

Yes for sure..

First and foremost is maintaining a proper hygiene and disinfecting everything especially hand hygiene it is indiscussable

as well as making the most out of delivery applications.

Since you have mentioned that, I bet  you got your way in receiving deliveries and packages

Yes usually I ask the courier to leave my packages outside and after they leave I go to pick them up

Also, trying my best one my out to not touch frequently used surfaces like door handles especially the front gate since I share it with my neighbor

ok i will go with you through a list of precaution measures to be taken during home quarantine which posted in MOH social media accounts

ok I’m ready let start finger croseed

I would like to let you know that you’ve passed!

Thanks god I’m happy to hear that

And thank you for being responsible toward your community

Committing to home quarantine is not an easy decision for sure

Stopping yourself during this period is very happy and rewarding feeling that you are making a difference

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from this experience?

Health is priceless

Absolutely health is priceless that why we want from everyone to show their solidarity to all the preventive measure to protect our community from any diseases

It is for sure not a joke and in no time you may be the reason for this disease to spread among those around you

and I believe it is the simplest thing to do is  to keep yourself away from others during this period

This was the advice from Saleh to everyone who asked to home quarantine.

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The wonderful integration between all government agencies throughout this crisis was lead by a distinguished leader who works tirelessly. He created a team that works with the highest measures of synchrony and quality, keeping the citizen their main priority.
Tawfiq Al Rabiah
Minister of Health

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