Saudi to deport expats failing to observe COVID-19 measures


Riyadh, Jun 5 (IANS): Saudi Arabia will deport expats who fail to abide by the coronavirus protocols, state media quoted authorities as saying.

"Individuals who fail to abide by preventive measures, including wearing medical or cloth face masks, failing to observe social distancing and refusing to have their temperatures taken, will be fined SR1,000. The fine will be doubled if the violation is repeated. Residents will be deported after paying the fines," Gulf News quoted the Okaz newspaper as saying.

As per the newly-revised Saudi protocols, social gatherings such as mourning or celebration events that take place inside homes, rest houses or farms, are allowed, but attendants should not exceed 50 persons.

The private sector is also required to adhere to precautionary measures: providing their staff with disinfectants and sanitisers, taking the temperatures of both staff and customers at the entrances of shopping malls.

Other measures include sterilising shopping trolleys and baskets after each use, sanitising facilities and surfaces, closing children's play areas and fitting rooms in shopping malls and ready-wear outlets.

Authorities highlighted the need for all individuals and entities to abide by health safety rules, social-distancing protocol and the new guidelines set for social gatherings.

Saudi Arabia has recorded 93,157 COVID-19 cases, with 611 deaths.

  

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Saudi government is doing the right thing for the safeguard of the expats, the citizens and above all for the country.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Luckily these Migrants will not have to Walk ...

    DisAgree [4] Agree [25] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Do it na.... You only given visa and taken...your choice.

    DisAgree [2] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Correction by mistake reply gone to your comment reply . Please read it as a direct comment....

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  • Shivshankar, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Migrants in Saudi Arabia are having feeling living in prison within border and to obey law strictly. In india migrant workers is just like Free Bird can fly anywhere any time. It's the difference.

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  • Francis, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 5 2020

    Mr Shiv Shankar,
    " Migrants in Saudi Arabia are having feeling living in prison within border and to obey law strictly" It must be and it applies to all citizens also. Because of strict rules the crimes are very less. " In india migrant workers is just like Free Bird can fly anywhere any time" - not true. Before commenting read the laws of that particular country. ur comment is like a "Frog in the well, which thinks that is world"

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Saudi Arabia

    Sat, Jun 6 2020

    Yes you are right they are free... and get killed by all ruling parties thug.

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