Ministry of Commerce Teams carried out almost 20,000 inspection visits on commercial markets throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The main purpose to carry out inspection tours was to make sure that the businesses are abiding by the precautionary standards and following preventive measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
MC inspection teams have carried out 19,768 inspection tours during the period (October 13 to November 17) targeting food and vegetable markets, shopping centers, and other shops in order to ensure the safety of the consumers and the visitors.
However, it was learned that few shops and malls were not acting according to the rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Health. Thus the raid teams detected almost 1144 violations relevant to non-compliance with the precautionary & preventive measures.
MC control and inspection teams continued to carry out inspection field tours on commercial establishments in all regions of the Kingdom to follow up the commitment of such Est. with the precautionary & preventive measures to confront Covid-19 Pandemic. This is to ensure the safety of consumers.
According to the regulations of violating the precautionary and preventive measures of Covid-19, failure to comply with such precautionary and preventive measures by the commercial establishments requires imposing a fine of 10,000 riyals, and the penalty will be doubled in case of repeating the violation, with the closure of the violating establishment.
The Ministry of Commerce stresses that all shops, stores, and shopping centers should make sure to adopt and implement the necessary health requirements, which plays an important role in preventing the entry of those who don’t wear the masks or whatever covers the nose and mouth, also adhering to social distances,
In addition to that, it is the responsibility of the commercial places in providing disinfectants and sterilizers in the necessary places, as well as measuring the temperature of employees and customers at the entrances of the malls and commercial centers.
in addition to that, disinfecting shopping trolleys and baskets after each use, and disinfecting all facilities and surfaces so to prevent the spread of the Coronvirus up to maximum level.
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