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Saudi Announces Fines and Jail to Those Who Breach COVID-19 Rules

  • Publish date: Friday، 28 January 2022
Saudi Announces Fines and Jail to Those Who Breach COVID-19 Rules
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Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia said that breaking COVID-19 quarantine rules could result in a to two years in prison and fines of SR200,000 ($53,330).

Expatriates violating the rules will be deported from the country and permanently banned from returning to the Kingdom, where approximately 10 million foreigners are living or working.

The strict measures come as part of the Saudi authorities’ policies to curb the spread of the virus.

The announcement also stressed that penalties would be doubled for those who have previously broken the rulesn

More than 56.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign began, with more than 23.6 million people fully vaccinated.

The ministry, which has 587 vaccine centers throughout the Kingdom, urged people who have not yet received a jab to register to receive one through its Sehhaty app.