47 shops closed in Jeddah for violating virus measures

Photo: JeddahAmanah/Twitter
Short Url
Updated 31 May 2020

47 shops closed in Jeddah for violating virus measures

  • There are part of the continuous inspections of all malls, restaurants, and delivery services to ensure those establishments’ commitment to enforcing the precautionary measures

JEDDAH: Jeddah municipality closed down 47 shops in the past two days as it intensified its inspection rounds of commercial enterprises, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
A number of restaurants, grocery stores, butcher shops, cafes and malls were shut down as they violated regulations and did not enforce preventive measures put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as commercial activities have gradually resumed.
The deputy mayor of sub-municipalities, Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Zahrani, said that the Jeddah municipality, represented by its sub-municipalities, started its inspections on Thursday. It stressed the enforcement of all preventive measures, most notably checking the temperature of the workers and shoppers, applying social distancing, and providing sanitizers and masks.
He said there are part of the continuous inspections of all malls, restaurants, and delivery services to ensure those establishments’ commitment to enforcing the precautionary measures.
Al-Zahrani also said rounds are also being conducted to monitor the continuous prohibition of all activities that cannot apply social distancing, such as barbers, beauty salons, recreational centers, cinemas, and health and sports clubs. 


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.