According to media spokesperson of Riyadh Police, Lieutenant Colonel Shaker bin Sulaiman Al-Tuwaijri, the nine were caught after posting a video on social media “walking around recklessly” and verbally abusing security authorities.
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In a separate incident, Najran Police confirmed that a man had been arrested on Tuesday for posting a video online claiming shelves in a supermarket in the city were empty.
Saudi Arabia, which has reported the highest number of infections in the Gulf, began implementing a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday to limit the spread of the deadly Covid-19 illness.
The Public Prosecution in the kingdom has reiterated warnings against breaking the curfew and posting images and videos on social media.
A spokesperson confirmed that those found guilty can face a punishment of five years in jail and a fine of SR3 million ($800,000).
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reported its second death from the new coronavirus as the total number of infections spiked to 900.
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