Jeddah: The Interior Ministry has issued a warning to private companies violating precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Kovid in the country. Violations will result in a fine of 10,000 riyals to one lakh riyals.
If the offense is repeated, the fine will be up to two lakh riyals. The ministry tweeted that the management of the establishment and the violator would be fined. Authorities have repeatedly issued warnings as the Kovid outbreak intensifies. The number of Kovid cases per day in the country, which has dropped to double digits, is now at an all-time high.
On Friday alone, Kovid confirmed 5,628 new entrants. The number of people in treatment rose to 37,223. It is in this context that Kovid protocols are being tightened across the country. The following is a list of health precautions and penalties.
-Inviting people to institutions and holding gatherings.
-Granting admission to institutions for those who have been diagnosed with the disease.
-Not preparation of disinfectants.
-Failure to maintain the allowable number of people within the institution.
-No checking health status through ‘Tawakkalna’ app.
-Failure of institutions to perform the required medical examination of employees.
-Do not check the body temperature of employees and customers at the entrances of commercial centers.
-Not disinfect trolleys and shopping baskets after each use.
-Granting access to those who have not been vaccinated.
-Giving access to those who wear masks without forgetting nose and mouth.
-Not closing children’s playgrounds in restaurants.
-Not disinfecting surfaces inside and outside the building.
-Lack of permits for shops and malls that can accommodate more than 100 people.
Penalties for violations:
-Small enterprise with one to five employees and offender fined 10,000 riyals.
A fine of Rs.
A fine of 50,000 riyals for a company with 50 to 249 employees and the person responsible
A fine of Rs.
-If the violation is repeated, the fine will be doubled. It can be up to two lakh riyals. If necessary, the institution will be closed for up to six months.
Restaurants and cafes have a waiver of the closing sentence. The first time is 24 hours, the second time is 48 hours, the third time is for a week, the fourth time for two weeks and the fifth time for a month or more.