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Saudi: Over 100 arrested for violating quarantine protocols in Riyadh

Authorities in Riyadh have arrested 103 people for breaching isolation and quarantine rules after contracting COVID-19.

Riyadh Police Department spokesperson Maj. Khaled Al-Kraidis said security organizations monitoring preventive measures had also arrested other people for violating mandatory quarantine imposed on them when entering the Kingdom.

Preliminary legal procedures have been taken against the individuals and their cases referred to the relevant authorities, he added.

Those failing to adhere to the Kingdom’s COVID-19 regulations could face fines of up to SR200,000 ($53,000), a maximum of two years in prison, or both. The penalty is doubled for repeated violations.

Non-Saudis found to have breached quarantine rules run the risk of being deported and permanently banned from the country.


Arab News

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