A large number of foreign nationals in Saudi Arabia have refused to return to their home country because they have expressed satisfaction with the arrangements made by the Saudi government.
They say that they feel more comfortable in Saudi Arabia than returning to the USA. This is also because the USA has been the worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic.
The foreign American ex-pats have praised the health system and preventive measures taken by the Saudi government to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Comforted by the precautions and swift action taken by #SaudiArabia during the outbreak, some foreign expats have chosen to remain in #KSA rather than return to their home countries during the #COVIDー19 pandemic. 🇸🇦https://t.co/WcbiK0hq7t
— SAPRAC (@SapracOrg) April 11, 2020
“I have been very impressed by the swift actions to safeguard all of the people living in the Kingdom. Given the circumstances, I am comforted by the measures taken and the efforts to communicate the adjustments to all,” said Alexis De Berry, the events and delegations specialist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
She further praised the humanitarian assistance and generosity of the Saudi government that if anyone gets sick from COVID-19 will not have to worry financially about treatment.
She also appreciated the awareness campaigns by the Saudi government through social media, text messages and other marketing platforms.
Meanwhile, John Abizaid, the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, had requested the US citizens to “shelter in place” instead of travelling back to the USA.
“Food supply is good, emergency services are sound, the medical system is functioning,” said the envoy in the latest video message.
Also, a UK citizen said that she is glad her employers in Saudi Arabia had swiftly rescheduled the working plan. With more free time she is currently trying out local dishes at home.
“Virtual cooking sessions on my tablet is extra fun. I am sure some of this would have been possible if I had gone back to the US, but it would not have been the same,” told Jessica Ramalho, a senior consultant LPC-Omnia International Paris to an Arab publication.