COVID-19: Saudi authorities shut down 190 businesses for violating health protocols

      Published on Tuesday, 18 August , 2020      253 Views     
COVID-19: Saudi authorities shut down 190 businesses for violating health protocols


Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Municipality has shut down 190 stores, including 59 workshops, for violating COVID-19 health protocols, local media reported

The Undersecretary for Sub-Municipalities, Engineer Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al Zahrani, said inspection visits were intensified to verify the businesses’ compliance with health and municipal requirements, resulting in the closure of 190 businesses.




As per the newly-revised Saudi protocols, businesses are required to adhere to precautionary measures which include providing their staff with disinfectants and sanitizers, taking the temperatures of both staff and customers at the entrances of shopping malls.

Other measures include sterilizing shopping trolleys and baskets after each use, sanitizing facilities and surfaces, closing children’s play areas and fitting rooms in shopping malls and ready-wear outlets.



Any gathering of shoppers or workers inside or outside a shopping mall in a way that exceeds the numbers stipulated in the precautionary measures and preventive measures, will attract a penalty of 5,000 riyals for each person exceeding the stipulated numbers, but not exceeding 100,000 riyals.

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Category Coronavirus | 2020/08/18 latest update at 3:30 PM
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