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Saudi Shopping Malls Open Only to Vaccinated People from August

Saudi Shopping Malls Open Only to Vaccinated People from August

Sunday, 13 June, 2021 - 15:00
A vaccination center in Riyadh. Photo by Bashir Salih

Saudi Arabia will bar people from entering its shopping malls unless they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the trade ministry said in a decision that will come into effect on Aug. 1.


"Having received at least one vaccine shot will be a condition for entering commercial facilities," the ministry said.


Saudi Arabia announced 19 deaths from COVID-19 and 1,017 new infections on Sunday.


The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 448,093.


A total of 7,572 people have died from complications caused by the disease.


Over 15.6 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.


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