62 Jeddah outlets shut for COVID-19 breaches

The municipality of Jeddah governorate carried out 4,219 inspection tours of commercial centers and facilities

  
A Saudi man wearing protective gloves buys vegetables at a supermarket, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 11, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A Saudi man wearing protective gloves buys vegetables at a supermarket, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 11, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

JEDDAH: Authorities in Jeddah have shut down 62 commercial outlets for breaching coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protocols.

Municipalities in the Kingdom have stepped up their efforts to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety measures designed to protect public health.

The municipality of Jeddah governorate carried out 4,219 inspection tours of commercial centers and facilities and identified 166 violations for issues related to overcrowding and the failure to effectively use the Tawakkalna app.

Officials urged people to report any suspected breaches of COVID-19 regulations to the 940 call-center number.

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