RIYADH: Seven facilities in Al-Ais municipality northwest of Madinah were shut down for violating measures to limit the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.
The closures were implemented after supervisory teams in Al-Ais carried out 48 monitoring rounds on commercial establishments. Another 14 businesses were also issued violation notices.
Muhammad Al-Anami, the director of public relations and media at Al-Ais, stressed the importance of adhering to protocols such as, placing signs to achieve social distancing and to provide medical sterilizers, gloves and thermometers at the entrances.
Al-Anami called on citizens and residents to cooperate with municipalities and report any legal violations or complacency in applying precautionary measures.
In a related development, the municipality disinfected pesticide workshops and sterilized 150 machines and equipment, in addition to removing 11 tons of waste.
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