The Department of Basic Sciences participated in the awareness campaign on the Coronavirus through a lecture entitled "Novel Coronavirus". The lecture was offered by Her Excellency Dr. Rayah Ali Sultan, Assistant Professor of Parasites in the Department of Basic Sciences at Adham University College, on Monday, 16 Jumada Al-Thani, 1441 A.H., for the benefit of the female students and staff.
The lecture introduced the Novel Coronavirus disease, its symptoms, methods of transmission, and the importance of prevention in light of the lack of treatment and vaccine, so far. Moreover, the differences between the Novel Coronavirus and the previous one were tackled, and the rumors about this disease were addressed. Brochures on the methods of prevention and protection against the virus were distributed during the lecture.
The female students took the initiative and started to distribute the brochures and personal hygiene items used for protection against the disease, such as sterilizers, soaps, and masks, to the affiliates of the college.
This lecture comes as part of the plans of Umm Al-Qura University to activate the awareness-raising campaign on the dangers of the Novel Coronavirus.