The Saudi Arabian government has imposed new restrictions fearing a surge in corona virus infection. Under restrictions, eating in restaurants and cafes has been closed for 10 days. However, the takeaway facility will continue to be allowed. All the events and ceremonies including the wedding in the hotel will remain closed for 30 days.
Coronavirus Effect: Tightening the corona virus restrictions amid a surge in infection in Corona, Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed its entertainment centers, including cinema halls, and banned eating in restaurants. In a statement issued by the official Saudi press agency, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that ‘all events and ceremonies’ including the wedding in the banquet hall or hotel have been closed for 30 days.
Corona virus restrictions strict in Saudi Arabia
Apart from this, ‘all entertainment activities’ including cinema and sports have been stopped and eating in restaurants and cafes has been postponed for 10 days. However, the takeaway facility will continue to be allowed. Warned further that the suspension could be extended further.
The ministry said that protective measures have been taken as a precaution to prevent the outbreak of the second wave of the epidemic. Let us tell you that the restrictions have been implemented following the warning of Health Minister Taufiq Al Rabih.
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On Sunday, he had said that the new strictures of corona virus can be implemented if people do not follow the health restrictions. In the instructions related to Corona virus strictures, it has been said that there should be no gathering of more than 20 people for 10 days in social gatherings.
Provision of punishment has been made for violation of rules of institutions. If caught for the fourth time, restaurants, cafes, shopping mall and gym may have to be closed for a month. The government’s strict decree has come amid a global upsurge in cases of Kovid-19 involving new varieties of the original Corona virus.
It is suspected that the vaccine used for vaccination may be less effective against British, South African and Brazilian variants. The Kovid-19 vaccination campaign has started in the Gulf country after the first shipment of Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine.
The Health Ministry has informed that the programs will be run in three phases. Since the beginning of the epidemic in Saudi Arabia, 6 thousand people died due to infection. On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia has banned the admission of migrants from 20 countries.
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