Saudi Arabia extends precautionary measures against Covid-19

World Monday 15/February/2021 12:45 PM
By: Times News Service
Saudi Arabia extends precautionary measures against Covid-19

Muscat: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended precautionary measures for an additional 20 days for gatherings, entertainment activities and events starting from 14th February 2021, in addition to the earlier decision to extend these precautions by 10 days, taking the total to 30 days, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), announced.

A statement issued online by SPA said: "An official source at the Ministry of Interior has stated that in addition to the statement issued on February 3, 2021, it has been decided to extend the following precautionary measures for a period of (20) additional days starting from 10 pm on Sunday February 14, 2021, so that the total is (30) days that can be extended according to the requirements of the epidemiological situation:

First: The maximum number of people at gatherings in social events shall not exceed 20 persons.

Second: Suspension of all entertainment activities and events.

Third: Closing down cinemas, indoor entertainment centers, independent indoor games places or in restaurants, shopping malls, gyms and sports centers.

Fourth: Suspending the provision of dining services in restaurants, cafes and the like, and limiting it to providing delivery requests.

"The source added that all the aforementioned precautionary measures shall be subject to continuous evaluation by the competent authorities," the statement added.