Daijiworld Media Network - Riyadh
Riyadh, Jul 17: 103 people were arrested by authorities in Riyadh for breaching isolation and quarantine rules after contracting Covid-19. Other people were also arrested for violating mandatory quarantine imposed while entering the Kingdom, Riyadh Police Department spokesperson Maj Khaled Al-Kraidis said.
Preliminary legal procedures have been taken against the individuals and their cases referred to the relevant authorities, he added. Covid-19 regulation violators could face fines of up to SR 200,000 ($53,000), a maximum of two years in prison, or both. For repeated violations, the penalty is doubled.
Notably, non-Saudis found to have breached quarantine rules run the risk of being deported and permanently banned from the country.