Posted by : Aahil Shaik Monday, March 16, 2020
Saudi Arabia's Government All decisions, Including closure of Barber shops and Beauty Salons
Saudi Arabia concerned with taking all necessary precautions to prevent and combat with an outbreak of the new “Corona” virus and has decided to close all men’s barber shops and women’s beauty salons in the Kingdom, This comes in light of the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
The Kingdom's Government decided the following to protect the health of citizens and expatriates and to ensure their safety as the WHO (World Health Organization) announced Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) as Pandemic.
1. Suspend attendance at work places in all government agencies for a period of (16) days, except for the health, security, and military sectors, the Electronic Security Center, and the remote education system in the education sector.
2. Close of commercial markets and malls, with the exception of pharmacies and food supply activities such as (food supply, supermarkets, hypermarkets etc.,), However, they must commit to sterilizing shopping carts after each used of their clients.
3. Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs to follow up on its implementation and enable them to provide 24-hour service, and this procedure does not include the shops located on the commercial streets, provided that they are not within commercial complexes.
4. Closure of men's barber shops and women's beauty salons.
5. Service at food and beverages places limited only to take away requests, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs announces this, follows up on its implementation and enables it to provide the service 24 hours a day.
6. Stop gatherings in public places like in parks, beaches, resorts, camps, wild parks etc,.
7. Stop all auctions and auctions activities and temporarily close their gathering sites.
8. Limit the presence of the public and beneficiaries in government departments by enhancing electronic transactions and activating platforms for providing electronic services remotely, in the service sectors of all government and private agencies.
9. Encourage companies, private institutions, and charitable societies to reduce the number of employees attending to workplaces and promote electronic work remotely, (pregnant women, and those with respiratory or cardiac diseases, HIV or hereditary diseases, and users of immunosuppressive drugs, who are undergoing treatment from tumors) shall be granted the opportunity to work remotely, according to a medical report that does not exceed one month of age, while health practitioners in the private sector are subject to an evaluation by the facility in which they work.
10. Require all companies and institutions to apply the home quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of arrival of all expatriate workers from outside the Kingdom before commencing their work.