Saudi Arabia has suspended all recreational events in the Kingdom for the next ten days to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the SPA reported early Thursday.
The move, which will be effective from 10:00 p.m. on February 4, Thursday, has been taken as part of preventive and precautionary measures to preserve public health and prevent the outbreak of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the Kingdom that has hit some countries of the world, the source added.
List of the suspended activities:
1* Suspension of all events and parties, including weddings, corporate meetings, and the like, in banquet halls and independent wedding halls or affiliated with hotels, as well as in rental rest houses and camps that are used for those purposes, for a period of one month (30 days) that may be extended.
2* The maximum number of gatherings in social events shall not exceed twenty persons for a period of ten days that may be extended.
3* Suspension of all entertainment activities and events for a period of ten days that may be extended.
4* Closing down cinemas, indoor entertainment centers, independent indoor games places or in restaurants, shopping malls, gyms, and sports centers, for a period of ten days that may be extended.
5* Suspension of the provision of dining services in restaurants, cafes, and the like, and limiting it to providing take away services for a period of ten days, that may be extended, without allowing any gathering that results from those external requests.
The Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing will close the establishment that violates this for a period of 24 hours, and 48 hours if the violation is repeated for the first time, one week if the violation is repeated for the second time, two weeks if the violation is repeated for the third time, and one month if the violation is repeated for the fourth time and more, without prejudice to the application of any other prescribed penalty for those violations.
News Source: SG