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Saudi Arabia: More than 84,000 Violations of Precautionary Measures in 1 Month

Saudi Arabia: More than 84,000 Violations of Precautionary Measures in 1 Month

Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 07:00
A vaccination center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Photo: Bashir Salih)

Saudi Arabia on Sunday registered the lowest number of deaths from the COVID-19 disease in more than 10 months, while the Ministry of Health said that the curve of infections continued to decline.


The Ministry of Interior also noted that it would pursue those who violate health precautions and preventive measures against the virus.


Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, announced that more than 84,000 violations of preventive measures were recorded in a month, indicating that the Riyadh region topped the number of violations, followed by Makkah, while Jazan had the fewest violations, followed by Najran.


In a press briefing, Al-Shalhoub pointed to the Ministry of Health statistics, which he said showed an increase in infections over the past weeks, meaning that some members of the community were not properly implementing the health measures, especially with regards to social gatherings.


He stressed that the concerned authorities in the ministry and other government agencies would impose penalties for such violations.


For his part, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health said that despite the continued decline in the curve of infections in the Kingdom, coronavirus cases have increased compared to the previous weeks.


He called for more caution and full compliance with health precautions.


Saudi Arabia recorded on Sunday 186 new cases, two deaths and 211 recoveries, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 357,939.


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