JEDDAH: Municipalities throughout the Kingdom have increased their efforts to monitor compliance with anti-coronavirus measures in order to protect the public amid the pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Tabuk municipality carried out 9,979 inspection tours in one week in partnership with relevant sectors across food facilities and shops.
During the tours, 59 facilities were shut down and 138 violations were detected.
Field teams also detected five violations of instructions issued by authorities as part of their efforts to address the pandemic.
The municipality said inspection teams were ensuring facilities’ commitment to COVID-19 health and safety measures.
It emphasized the importance of combining efforts and for facilities to show their cooperation by following all precautionary and preventive measures.
The Eastern Province municipality carried out 1,284 inspection tours in a single day across malls, commercial centers and stores.
During the tours, five commercial facilities were closed, while 198 violators were issued with penalties for ignoring health measures which led to overcrowding and failure to use the Tawakkalna app.
The municipality said it had received 35 reports of violations and urged all commercial facilities to respect regulations to ensure public safety and prevent the virus from spreading.
Authorities urged members of the community to do their part in maintaining public health by reporting any breaches to the 940 call center number or through the Balady app.
Makkah municipality carried out 173 monitoring tours across commercial facilities to ensure they were following anti-coronavirus measures.
The general directorate of the holy sites carried out a field monitoring campaign to prevent unauthorized activities across parks and gardens, with actions being taken against those responsible.