MoI: No curfew if all abide by coronavirus protocols

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH — Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, security spokesman at the Ministry of Interior, emphasized that there will be no imposition of further strict measures or curfew if all abide by the precautionary measures and preventive protocols to stem the spread of coronavirus.Replying to a query from Amal Al-Saeed of Okaz/Saudi Gazette in a press conference here on Sunday, the spokesman said that imposition of measures similar to curfew depends on strict compliance or laxity seen on the part of the public in following the measures taken against the pandemic.“The matter is in our hands — citizens, residents and visitors. I hope that interaction will take place with what the government agencies decide, and that community members shall make efforts parallel to the efforts of government agencies in this respect,” he said.Al-Shalhoub revealed that a total of 47,335 protocol violations were detected during the past week in all regions of the Kingdom, an increase of 48 percent compared to the previous week.“The Riyadh region tops with 19,104 violations, representing about 40 more...