The mandate for people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will enter into force next Sunday in Saudi Arabia, making a vaccination certificate mandatory for accessing workplaces and businesses and attending social events and gatherings.
The Ministry of Interior stated that the decision, approved by the Ministry of Health, will be effective as of August 1.
A statement published by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that a vaccination certificate available through the dedicated Tawakulna application will be necessary to access to any economic, commercial, cultural, recreational or sports events, or any governmental or private facility, or any educational institution.
Such important decision will effectively contribute to enhancing efforts in combating the pandemic and protecting lives, in addition to the gradual return of activities, it added.
The Ministry of Interior reiterated its call on the Saudi citizens and residents to comply with the precautionary and preventive measures, such as social distancing, wearing a mask, frequently washing hands and adhering to the approved protocols.
The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 1,252 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total to 519,395, including 10,788 active cases.
Moreover, 1,299 cases have recovered, raising the number to 500,428.
Meanwhile, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) delivered medical aid to the Uruguay to combat the pandemic. The aid included 53 artificial respirators and 2.3 million masks for surgical operations, in addition to protective clothing, masks medical gloves and other supplies.