Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Municipal Denies the Decision to Close Shops & Restaurants at 8:00 pm

Another hour, another new, corona-virus (Covid-19) has become the biggest headline with rapidly changing economic, social and mental challenges around the Globe. With countries like China known as 3rd Superpower is feeling helpless and trying its best to combat the deadly disease, other countries believe in taking the necessary precautionary steps to avoid the incidence of the lethal virus in the country.

Saudi Arabia is very keen on protecting its citizens & Saudi expats from corona-virus, which is depicted by the various statements and orders passed by the authorities over a while from restricting travelling to avoiding gathering at mosques.

Recently the country has announced another significant restriction, and that is closing shops (Baqalas), restaurants, and others . Why is it so? Which shops (Baqalas) and restaurants are banned? Why is it banned? Read all about it in the article below.

The Recent Announcement by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs

The Ministry has confirmed that,

The Ministry hasn’t received instructions to close the Shops and Restaurants from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. There is a high committee concerned with following up the developments of the health status of the Corona virus, which is taking decisions regarding precautionary measures, and until now the Ministry has not reached any decision regarding the closure of commercial stores from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Why are such Commercial Activities have been Prohibited in the Kingdom?

Explaining the reason to forbid the commercial activities Ministry has said that, Health experts have suggested that such activities may be the easiest and most common means of transmitting infectious diseases due to the heavy crowds area. Read more: Saudi Arabia Bans Sheesha Cafes in the Kingdom


What other Activities have been banned in the Kingdom?

As a precautionary measure against corona-virus, the country has banned Sheesha in all the cities in Saudi Arabia. According to the sources, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs has said that,

Sheesha is being banned for the safety and hygiene of citizens and Saudi expats.

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Source: Sabq

 

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