Any lapse on part of a citizen or resident will invite a hefty fine of SR1,000, the ministry reiterated in a statement on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
“Anyone who deliberately violates the coronavirus precautionary and preventative measures will be punished with a fine of SR1,000.”
The violations the ministry warned against include:
— not wearing a face mask
— not following social distancing measures
— refusing to have your temperature checked upon entering a private or public facility
— not following protocols when your temperature rises to above 38 degrees Celsius
Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah recently called on people to continue to adhere to preventative measure, saying that several countries are currently witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 as people there stopped following preventative measures and not wearing a mask.