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Saudi Arabia reiterates warning of SR1,000 fine for violating coronavirus measures
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 23 - 10 - 2020

RIYADH — As the number of coronavirus cases continues to drop in Saudi Arabia, authorities are making all efforts to prevent a second wave of the deadly infection in the Kingdom.
Concerned over the possibility of people lowering their guard against COVID-19, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Interior has once again warned against ignoring coronavirus countermeasures, such as wearing a face mask in public or social distancing. 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
In a statement on Monday, Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah 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 massk.
"We ask everyone to cooperate by applying health precautions and not being complacent. We are all in the same boat, and the failure of some affects everyone," the minister tweeted..


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