The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced, on Sunday, the temporary suspension of entry and exit from the Qatif Governorate, confirming the suspension of work also in all government departments and private institutions in the province.
The Saudi Ministry of Interior stated that the 11 cases infected with Corona virus in the country are residents of Al-Qatif Governorate.
An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior said that, according to the recommended precautionary health measures, and because all of the cases of Corona virus recorded in the country are residents of Al-Qatif Governorate, it has been decided to temporarily suspend entry and exit from the province, while enabling the returnees of its residents to access their homes.
It was also decided to stop work in all government departments and private institutions, in addition to increasing the precautionary measures to prevent the possibility of transmission of infection, with the exception of the basic facilities to provide security, supply and necessary services, such as pharmacies, supply stores, petrol stations, health, environmental, municipal and security facilities, while taking the necessary health precautions.
Also, it was decided to enable commercial transport and supplies to move to and from the governorate, taking the necessary health precautions.
The source called for “the continued cooperation of citizens in implementing the precautionary measures, which will have the greatest impact on the success of the measures taken, and enabling the competent health authorities to provide the best medical care, to prevent the spread of the virus and eliminate it.”
The Saudi Ministry of Health announced today, 4 new cases of Corona virus recorded on Sunday, raising the number of infections in the country to 11.