An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior stated to the official news agency of the Kingdom (SPA), that the Saudi authorities decided to extend the precautionary measures to confront the Corona pandemic for an additional 20 days, starting from ten in the evening today, February 14, so that the total is 30 days, which can be extended according to the requirements of the situation Epidemiological.
According to the agency, it is in addition to the statement issued on February 3, 2021, AD, and based on what was submitted by the competent health authorities regarding the measures taken by the Kingdom in the face of the emerging Coronavirus (Covid 19), and the importance of intensifying efforts to avoid the risks of the rise of the epidemic curve in the regions of the Kingdom, especially with the presence of indications for that.
And the apparent laxity in the application of preventive and precautionary measures and the approved protocols, and the importance of preserving the public health of the community and the gains of the efforts of the past period at all levels, and for the purpose of achieving optimal control over the epidemiological situation, and due to the importance of completing two complete epidemiological cycles of applying the necessary precautionary measures, it was decided to extend the precautionary measures.
The following period of (20) additional days starting from ten o’clock in the evening of Sunday 14/2/2021 AD, so that the total is (30) days, which can be extended according to the requirements of the epidemiological situation:
- The maximum number of human gatherings in social events shall not exceed 20 persons.
- Stopping all entertainment activities and events.
- Closing down cinemas, indoor entertainment centers, and independent indoor games places or in restaurants, shopping centers, etc., and gyms and sports centers.
- Suspending the provision of internal ordering services in restaurants, cafes, and the like, and limiting it to submitting external requests.
The source noted the importance of everyone’s commitment to this, in addition to adhering to the other precautionary measures mentioned in the previous statement, related to events, meetings, gatherings, parties, and funerals.
The source added that all the aforementioned precautionary measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the competent authorities.