Saudi Arabia: Shops extend duration of seasonal sales
Shops and malls in Saudi Arabia have been instructed to extend the duration of seasonal sales to head off shoppers’ overcrowding in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the kingdom’s Commerce Ministry has said.
Shopping centres have been urged to strictly implement precautions against the coronavirus, including barring access to non-wearers of protective face masks, keeping social distancing and making sterilisers available.
Other measures include checking temperatures of the staff and customers at entrances of malls and disinfecting shopping trolleys.
Commercial enterprises failing to apply precautionary measures against COVID-19 face a fine of SR10,000 that will double in case of repetition along with shutdowns, the ministry said.