The Ministry of Interior clarified the punishment for any gathering of shoppers or workers inside or outside the shops, in excess of the numbers stipulated in the precautionary measures and preventive measures.
The penalties included a fine of 5,000 riyals for the owner of the establishment or responsible, for every person who exceeded the prescribed numbers, by no more than 100,000 riyals, and 5,000 riyals fine to attend or invite to attend or cause that.
And the ministry indicated that in the event of a violation for the second time, the fine becomes 10 thousand riyals for each person who exceeds the numbers stipulated for the owner of the establishment or the official, and the same for those who attended or caused the attendance or invited him.
The fine doubles the third time, and the person in charge of the facility is referred to the Public Prosecution, as well as whoever attended, caused or invited him to attend.
The Ministry of Interior confirmed that, in the event that the facility is subordinate to the private sector, and the violation is repeated for the first time, the facility will be closed for 3 months, and if it is repeated for the second time, it will be closed for 6 months.
She noted that if the violator was a resident, he would be removed from the kingdom and prevented from entering it permanently, after implementing the punishment against him.
The Ministry called on citizens and residents to report the violating gatherings on the toll-free number (999) in all regions of the Kingdom, with the exception of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Province, so it will reach the number (911).