Saudi: 455 shops in Jeddah shut for breaching COVID-19 protocols

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Saudi authorities have shut 455 Jeddah shops for failing to abide by COVID-19 health protocols, the Jeddah Municipality said on its Twitter account.

As per the Saudi protocols, businesses are required to adhere to precautionary measures which include providing their staff with disinfectants and sanitisers, plus taking the temperatures of both staff and customers at the entrances of shopping malls.

Other measures include sterilising shopping trolleys and baskets after each use, sanitising facilities and surfaces, closing children’s play areas and fitting rooms in shopping malls and ready-wear outlets.

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Any gathering of shoppers or workers inside or outside a shopping mall in a way that exceeds the numbers stipulated in the precautionary measures and preventive measures, attracts a penalty of 5,000 riyals for each person exceeding the stipulated numbers, not exceeding 100,000 riyals

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