DAMMAM: Municipalities throughout Saudi Arabia have ramped up efforts to monitor compliance with health and safety measures introduced to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Eastern Province municipality recently carried out 1,648 inspection tours in one day at shopping malls, commercial centers, and stores.
Checks resulted in seven commercial outlets being shut down, while 99 violators were issued with penalties for ignoring health regulations, which included breaches of overcrowding rules and failure to use the Tawakkalna app.
Officials have urged members of the public to report any suspected health breaches by phoning the 940 call-center number or contacting authorities via the Balady app.
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