Via Saudi Gazette, a letter to the editor that tells us more than we want to know about the present condition of Saudi Arabia: Does sewage in the streets cause coronavirus?
With regard to the post "Gov’t must treat coronavirus as a major threat" (May 7), one of the possible causes of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia may be the sewage in the streets that flows out of many buildings because people are trying to avoid paying for trucks to remove it. The municipalities should start imposing severe fines and penalties on these landlords. Many diseases emanate from the fumes of this open sewage that people breathe in.
When I taught in Guangzhou over 30 years ago, a honey wagon made regular visits to the campus apartment building where our family lived with other foreign teachers. It then went right across the road to enrich the farmers' fields with our foreign poop. But one would expect better of a 21st-century oil superpower like Saudi Arabia.