DAMMAM: Municipalities in the Kingdom have shut 49 commercial outlets as part of efforts to monitor compliance with health and safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Eastern Province municipality carried out 10,550 inspection tours in one week across shopping malls, commercial centers and stores.
These checks resulted in 24 commercial outlets being shut down, while 533 violators were given penalties for ignoring health regulations.
The violations included noncompliance with social distancing and mask wearing, leniency in measuring the temperature of customers, overcrowding issues, and a failure to effectively use the Tawakkalna app.
The municipality urged all commercial facilities to abide by regulations to ensure public safety and prevent the virus from spreading.
The supervisory teams in Makkah also carried out 735 field control rounds, which resulted in the closure of 25 commercial establishments that violated municipal requirements as they were not applying precautionary and preventive measures. In addition, the authorities closed three gas stations that did not meet technical requirements, and penalties and fines were applied against them.
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