Saudi Arabia reiterates SR 1,000 fine for violating COVID-19 measures

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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

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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.

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