the government of Saudi Arabia ordered the creation of a special police unit that will monitor compliance by citizens of the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus.
According to the Saudi news Agency, employees of this unit will be to monitor the implementation of quarantine measures to prevent meetings of companies in which more than five people. Meetings in public and private places, including homes and shops, only members of the same family. Violators face a fine of 100 thousand riyals (27 thousand dollars), RIA Novosti reported.
Saudi Arabia is today a leader in the Arab world by the number of cases COVID-19, and the number of infections continues to grow rapidly. According to the latest data of the Saudi Ministry of health, 33,7 thousand people had contracted the coronavirus has died 219 patients recovered 7.8 thousand.
Authorities have warned that failure to comply with quarantine measures, the number of cases could exceed 200 thousand, and then the health care system of Saudi Arabia will no longer deal with the influx of patients.