Saudi Interior Ministry Announces a Fine of up to SR100,000 for NOT Wearing a Mask

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The Saudi MOI warned that persons found repeatedly violation of precautionary & preventive protocols would be fined heavily up to SR100,000.

Riyadh – The Ministry of Interior warned that persons found repeatedly violation of the precautionary and preventive protocols would be fined heavily.

The ministry said that failure to wear a medical mask or fabric mask or any other means; to cover the nose and mouth violates the preventive measures against coronavirus. “The first time violation penalty for not wearing a mask is SR1000 for an individual.

The fines will double with repeated violations. In the event of the repeated violations, it could reach up to a maximum amount of SR100,000,” the ministry said while emphasizing that masks protect people, stop the spread of the epidemic, and prevent infection of COVID-19.

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