Public in Saudi Arabia urged to report COVID-19 violators

People are being urged to report COVID-19 violators, as authorities continue their crackdown on businesses for noncompliance; with health and safety measures.


Municipal field teams are stepping up their inspection rounds on commercial establishments to ensure their adherence to guidelines and precautionary measures; with the Ministry of Municipal; Rural Affairs and Housing insisting that breaches would not be tolerated.


Violations have included a low level of public cleanliness, a lack of disinfectant, sterilizers, gloves and masks; as well as the flouting of preventive measures.
The ministry said there was a need to “join hands” and for people to report any violations by calling 940.
Tabuk municipality carried out more than 2,000 field inspections recently to ensure businesses’ commitment to anti-coronavirus measures. The visits led to the closure of 45 establishments that had violated the precautionary measures; while warnings to 140 others The municipality of Al-Baha closed 19 commercial establishments; due to their violation of precautionary and preventive measures.