Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province conducts 1,223 health tours

Checks resulted in three commercial outlets being shut down, while 39 violators were issued with penalties

  
Restaurant workers wearing protective suits walk to disinfect the restaurant's cars to prepare them for food delivery during the month of Ramadan, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 19, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Restaurant workers wearing protective suits walk to disinfect the restaurant's cars to prepare them for food delivery during the month of Ramadan, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 19, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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DAMMAM: Municipalities have ramped up efforts to monitor compliance with health and safety measures introduced to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Eastern Province municipality recently carried out 1,223 inspection tours in one day at shopping malls, commercial centers, and stores.

Checks resulted in three commercial outlets being shut down, while 39 violators were issued with penalties for ignoring health regulations, which included breaches of overcrowding rules and failure to use the Tawakkalna app.

Officials have urged to report any suspected health breaches by phoning the 940 call center number or contacting via the Balady app. 

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