COVID-19: Deliberate transmitters of infection face jail, hefty fines in Saudi Arabia

      Published on Tuesday, 19 May , 2020      1649 Views     
COVID-19: Deliberate transmitters of infection face jail, hefty fines in Saudi Arabia

  • Coronavirus

Saudi authorities have warned that those who deliberately transmit the infection to others face a heavy fine and jailing as the kingdom battles to control the spread of the novel coronavirus

Saudi Arabia so far has reported a total of 54,752 cases of the highly contagious disease, including 312 deaths. The Saudi Interior Ministry said that deliberate transmitters of infection face up to five years in prison or a fine of maximum 500,000 riyals or both – penalties that will double in case of repetition.

Non-Saudi offenders face deportation and a ban on re-entering the country after serving the penalty, the Saudi news agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia plans to enforce a round-the-clock nationwide curfew next week for five days including Eid Al Fitr starting from Ramadan 30 in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Category Coronavirus | 2020/05/19 latest update at 10:33 PM
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