Saudi Arabia Made Face Masks Compulsory From Tomorrow

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry instructed citizens to put on masks and observe social distancing from tomorrow December 30 in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

“This precautionary measure is compulsory in all open and closed areas in addition to activities and events,” the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an official source at the Ministry of Interior.

The decision was adopted based on the Health Ministry’s recommendation to deal with the Omicron variant.

According to the source, all people across the Kingdom must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry said they have registered 602 new COVID-19 cases and one related death.

The Kingdom officially has had 553,319 positive cases of COVID since the outbreak of the, as per the health ministry’s report.

Another 8,872 people died from the virus while 8,873 patients fully recovered and were discharged from the hospitals.

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