- Title: Snapchat fame under lockdown: Saudi influencer encourages home-based lifestyle
- Date: 9th April 2020
- Summary: ALRUMAIHE HOLDING MOBILE PHONE AND INTRODUCING SETTING WHERE SHE FILMS HER SNAPCHAT VIDEOS ALRUMAIHE HOLDING MOBILE PHONE TO TAKE A PICTURE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SAUDI SNAPCHAT INFLUENCER, NOJUD ALRUMAIHE, SAYING: "For me, I film content that is suitable for (things) that can be done at home, (including) activities with children, how I can help girls and mothers and I really like this period honestly. I don't think that it (lockdown) has stopped me. Definitely, I won't encourage anything that calls for going outside home. I'm posting content that encourage people to stay home and adapt to this. I'm adapting to it." VARIOUS OF ALRESHAID WORKING ON LAPTOP (SOUNDBITE) (English) SAUDI BUSINESS OWNER, ABDULLAH ALRESHAID, SAYING: "I'm just saying, in contrast between office life and working from home life, is that you don't get pretty much interrupted on each and every task you are undertaking and in that sense, productivity has pretty much increased during quarantine time." ALRESHAID TALKING ON PHONE / ALRUMAIHE PLAYING ON PIANO IN BACKGROUND (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SAUDI SNAPCHAT INFLUENCER, NOJUD ALRUMAIHE, SAYING: "This period, I'm trying to focus on training at home, I'm using equipment at home if Abdullah has a meeting for work. I utilise this time to finish my workout for 20 to 40 minutes maximum I don't need more than that." TRAINING EQUIPMENT ALRUMAIHE PLAYING PIANO (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SAUDI BUSINESS OWNER, ABDULLAH ALRESHAID, SAYING: (ALRESHAID MOVING AROUND KITCHEN AS HE SPEAKS): "One of the important activities to keep you entertained during lockdown is to dip, you bring something dippable and some bread, heat them, and you dig in." VARIOUS OF COUPLE PLAYING DARTS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SAUDI SNAPCHAT INFLUENCER, NOJUD ALRUMAIHE, SAYING: "There are games that are favourites for the entire family, which is what we play most now. Darts is very entertaining honestly and it is safe for children. This is our .... Ok I'm not so good at it. It's a very fun game honestly." ALRUMAIHE AT HOME
- Keywords: COVID-19 Coronavirus Saudi Arabia Snapchat
- Reuters ID: LVA002C8RTGLX
- Location: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
- City: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
- Country: Saudi Arabia
- Duration: 00:02:35
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Living / Lifestyle,Society/Social Issues,Editors' Choice
- Story Text: Unlike many, a Saudi Snapchat influencer and her husband do not consider life under lockdown to be boring.
The 27-year-old influencer, Nojud Alrumaihe, keeps herself busy by creating content that encourages people to stay home, including activities for children as well as makeup and skincare tutorials for women.
When she is not filming content for her followers online, Alrumaihe enjoys playing piano, exercising and sometimes she battles it out with her husband and children in a game of darts.
Her 33-year-old husband, Abdullah Alreshaid, manages his own business from home, and finds working from home more productive.
Restrictions on women's mobility, driving and outdoor activities have been in place for decades in Saudi Arabia, but such limitations have eased in recent years.
Saudi Arabia has so far announced 2,932 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 41 deaths.
A 24-hour curfew imposed by Saudi Arabia on its capital Riyadh and other big cities has locked-in much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
(Production: Mohammed Benmansour)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Embargoed:23rd April 2020 16:30
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