Every day the situation of the Coronavirus becomes worst. Another hour, another minute Coronavirus (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 and Saudi expats from Coronavirus, which is depicted by the various statements and orders passed by the authorities over a while, from restricting traveling to avoiding gathering at mosques and Holy mosques.
The country is trying its level best to have no case of Coronavirus. Under these circumstances, a new order has been issued by the King Salman to imposes a curfew in Saudi Arabia. Further more, new violations have been announced for those violate the law.
The Recent Announcement by Ministry of Interior
The Ministry of Interior has announced that,
Those who violates the curfew in Saudi Arabia during the timing of curfew from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. for the next 21 days will be fined SR.10,000 ($2,663) and could face imprisonment, if they found violating the law repeatedly.
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— وزارة الداخلية (@MOISaudiArabia) March 23, 2020
What other Fines would be for those Repeating the Violation?
The Ministry of Interior states that,
Those 2nd time violatiors will also face imprisonment and be forced to pay fine double amount of the initial amount (i.e. SR. 10,000).
The Ministry urged local citizens and Saudi expats to stay at home during the curfew timings from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am and not to go outside unless necessary.
What is the Earlier Announcement by the King Salman
According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that,
King Salman on Sunday issued an order Imposing a curfew across Saudi Arabia from Monday March 23,2020 evening 7:00 pm to 6:00 am for 21 days, to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
How many Cases of Coronavirus has been Reported in Saudi Arabia?
As of today, Saudi Arabia has reported 562 Covid-19 cases, with 19 recoveries and 218 cases are reported from Riyadh and 162 cases from Makkah.