Saudi Arabia eases Corona restrictions.. no masks in open places

Today, Friday, Saudi Arabia announced the easing of procedures andPrevious restrictions imposed due to the Corona pandemic. The Ministry of the Interior clarified the conditions related to this step.

A source in the Ministry of Interior stated, according to what was reported by the Saudi Press Agency “SPA”, that, based on what was submitted by the competent health authorities, and in view of the progress in immunizing society and the decrease in the number of injuries, it was approved to ease health precautions starting on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

He also clarified that he is no longer obligated to wear masks in open places – with the exception of the excluded places – while continuing to obligate them to wear them in closed places.

For those receiving two doses of the vaccine

In addition, he pointed out that the precautionary measures will be eased forFor those receiving two doses of the vaccine (Covid-19) as follows:

1- Allowing the full capacity of the Grand Mosque to be used, with obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in all the corridors of the mosque, and continuing to use the “Umrah” or “Umrah” application to take the dates of Umrah and prayer to control the numbers present at the same time.

2- Allowing the full capacity of the Prophet’s Mosque to be used, with obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in all the corridors of the mosque, and using the “Umrah or We Trust” application to take prayer times and visit the honorable kindergarten to control the numbers present at the same time.

3- Canceling social distancing and allowing the use of the full capacity in gatherings, public places, means of transportation, restaurants, cinemas, and the like.

4- Allowing the establishment and attendance of events in wedding halls and others without restricting the number, with the importance of emphasizing the application of precautionary measures due to the seriousness of the behaviors associated with it.

The instructions also stressed that immunization is required in two doses to enter all the sites and activities referred to above, with the exception of those who are not included and those who are excluded according to what appears in the application of our trust, with a commitment from everyone to all the precautionary measures applied, including wearing a mask.

Spacing and muzzle in this case

In addition, the ministry clarified that the application of social distancing and the wearing of masks continues in sites where health status verification of its visitors is not implemented through the “Tawakulna” application.

Also, she stressed the necessity of emphasizing the public and private sectors and the like; By checking the status of immunization in the “Tawaklena” application for all those who wish to enter the facility, and following up on compliance with the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by the concerned authorities to confront the pandemic, including wearing a muzzle.

The source also confirmed that these decisions are subject to periodic review in accordance with local and international developments.

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