Friday 15 October 2021
Books – Youssef Afifi:
Adel Hanafi, Vice President of the General Federation of Egyptians in Saudi Arabia, said that starting on Sunday, October 17, 2021, corresponding to Rabi` Al-Awwal 11, 1443, the Kingdom will implement a easing of Corona virus measures, based on the statement issued by the Ministry of Interior today, Friday.
Hanafi added, in his statements, today, Friday, that the ministry’s statement stated:
First: Not committing to wearing the muzzle in open places, except for the excluded places – while continuing to commit to wearing it in closed places.
Second: The precautionary measures for those receiving two doses of the (Covid-19) vaccine are eased as follows:
1- Allowing the full capacity of the Grand Mosque to be used, with obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in all the corridors of the mosque, and continuing to use the (Umrah) or (We trust) application to take the dates of Umrah and prayer.
2- Allowing the full capacity of the Prophet’s Mosque to be used, while obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in all the corridors of the mosque, and continuing to use the “Umrahna” or “Tawaklena” application to take prayer times and visit the honorable kindergarten.
3- Canceling social distancing and allowing the full capacity to be used in gatherings, public places, means of transportation, restaurants, cinemas, and the like.
4- Allowing the establishment and attendance of events in wedding halls and others without restricting the number, with the importance of confirming the application of precautionary measures.
Third: Immunization is required with two doses to enter all the sites and activities referred to above in (Second), with the exception of those who are not included and excluded, according to what appears in the “Tawaklena” application, with everyone’s commitment to the precautionary measures applied, including wearing a muzzle.
Fourth: Distancing and wearing masks will continue to be applied in locations where it is not possible to verify the health status of its visitors through the (Tawakkalna) application.
Fifth: The Public Health Authority (Weqaya) prepares preventive measures that must be adhered to for all activities mentioned in item (Second).
Sixth: Confirming the public and private sectors and the like by verifying the status of improvement in the application of (Tawakulna) for all those who wish to enter the facility.
Seventh: Confirmation of the relevant authorities, each within its jurisdiction, to apply the prescribed penalties against violators of the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken to confront the pandemic.
Eighth: The Saudi Ministry of Health is following up the numbers of hypnotic patients due to infection with (Covid-19), especially intensive care, and raising what is necessary in the event of a need to tighten precautionary measures at the level of cities, governorates or regions in the Kingdom.