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Saudi: 8,955 COVID-19 violations recorded in one week

Saudi Arabia recorded 8,955 COVID-19 violations in one week, as authorities stepped up their monitoring campaigns to ensure compliance with precautionary measures imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Riyadh region had the highest number of violations with 2715, followed by Madinah with 1423, Makkah region with 1088, the Eastern Province with 894, Hail with 513, Asir with 481, Qassim with 407, Baha with 340, the Northern Borders with 316, Tabuk with 247, Jouf with 238, Najran with 148, and Jazan with 145.

Last week, Saudi Arabia has re-imposed precautionary measures against coronavirus such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing effective from 7:00 am Thursday following a surge in cases of coronavirus, especially the mutated Omicron variant. Accordingly, the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) has updated health protocols for commercial centres, markets (souks), malls, restaurants and cafes effective from Thursday.


Saudi Gazette

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