455 Jeddah shops shut for violating corona protocols

Additionally, several shop owners have been issued stern warning

  
A woman wearing a protective mask walks at a shopping mall after the Saudi government eased a curfew and allowed stores to open, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 2, 2020.

A woman wearing a protective mask walks at a shopping mall after the Saudi government eased a curfew and allowed stores to open, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 2, 2020.

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JEDDAH — Inspectors from Jeddah Municipality have cracked down on shops and establishments violating COVID-19 health protocols.

In raids carried out in different areas of the city, 455 shops have been ordered closed, the Jeddah Municipality said on its Twitter account. Additionally, several shop owners have been issued stern warning.

As per the Saudi protocols, businesses are required to adhere to precautionary measures including providing their staff with disinfectants and sanitizers and taking the temperatures of both staff and customers at the entrances of shopping malls.

Other measures include sterilizing shopping trolleys and baskets after each use, sanitizing facilities and surfaces, closing children’s play areas and fitting rooms in shopping malls and ready-wear outlets.

 

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