Saudi Arabia records 22,000 virus violations in one week

The statistics indicated that the region of Riyadh recorded the highest number with 7,049 violations

  
A Saudi woman measures her temperature as she enters the Al-Othaim market amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 22, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

A Saudi woman measures her temperature as she enters the Al-Othaim market amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 22, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

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 22,042 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 7,049 violations, followed by the Eastern Province (3,026), Madinah (2,383), Qassim (2,250), Makkah (1,904), Jouf (1,313), Hail (1,010), Tabuk (796), the Northern Borders (757), Najran (426), Jazan (390), Asir (372), and Baha (366).

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

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