Saudi Arabia records 19,000 virus violations in one week

The statistics indicated that the region of Riyadh recorded the highest number with 6,204 violations

  
Young Saudi women sit in a cafe at Abha High City, as the summer season kicks off with health precautions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in an effort to boost internal tourism after the pandemic in Abha, Saudi Arabia July 18, 2020.

Young Saudi women sit in a cafe at Abha High City, as the summer season kicks off with health precautions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in an effort to boost internal tourism after the pandemic in Abha, Saudi Arabia July 18, 2020.

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RIYADH: Saudi authorities continued their monitoring campaigns to ensure compliance with the precautionary measures imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

They recorded 19,293 violations of the regulations in one week, according to recent statistics from the Ministry of Interior.

The statistics indicated that the region of Riyadh recorded the highest number with 6,204 violations, followed by the Eastern Province (2,571), Madinah (2,455), Makkah (2,001), Qassim (1,704), Jouf (1,088), the Northern Borders (635), Tabuk (590),  Jazan (487), Asir (473), Najran (383), Baha (377), and Hail (325).

The ministry called on citizens and residents to abide by the preventive protocols and the instructions issued by authorities in this regard.

Meanwhile, health clinics set up by the Ministry of Health as testing hubs or treatment centers have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the Kingdom since the pandemic began.

Among those testing hubs are Taakad (make sure) centers and Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.

Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehhaty app.

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