Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majed Al-Hoqail directed the immediate closure of all establishments that do not comply with the precautionary measures and preventive protocols to stem the spread of COVID-19. The minister also ordered to impose severe penalties against the violators.
Al-Hoqail said that he has given instructions to the mayoralties and municipalities to intensify inspections of markets, restaurants, and all shops related to public health.
“This is to ensure the protection of the society from the spread of COVID-19,” he also added.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior recorded 12,855 violations of COVID-19 precautionary measures and preventive protocols in a week; starting from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28 in all regions of the Kingdom, according to the statistical figures the ministry also published.