Combating coronavirus: Saudi Police arrest 34 people for violating curfew orders

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The authorities took all the required actions against the 34 people and referred some to the Public Prosecution.

By SPA

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Published: Sun 19 Apr 2020, 7:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 Apr 2020, 3:03 PM

In light of the efforts made by the security authorities in all regions of the Kingdom to implement the curfew order, Saudi Police has  arrested 34 nationals and residents for violating the rules and not adhering to the precautionary health measures the government put in place to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Riyadh Police arrested two Saudi nationals who appeared in a video where they violated the curfew and were driving recklessly in a residential neighborhood, in addition to terrorising the public in the neighborhood by firing gunshots in the air and boasting about it through recording their actions and posting the footage online.

Riyadh police also arrested a Saudi national who verbally abused residents in one of the governorates, and a resident driving a vehicle without license plates and boasting about being out during the curfew.
In Asir, the police was able to identify and arrest a female citizen, after she appeared in a video while she was driving her vehicle during the curfew and she documented and published it.

In Qassim region, the security authorities captured a number of employees of delivery applications while they were transporting people inside their vehicles and trying to hide them from security officials while passing through checkpoints.

The security authorities in Qassim Region managed to arrest a number of delivery employees from electronic applications while transporting people inside their vehicles and try to hide them while passing through checkpoints. They also seized three residents of Bangladeshi nationality who brought a barber to their place of residence in violation of preventive and precautionary measures.

In Jazan area, police arrested Pakistani expats who turned their residence into a makeshift barber ship after the suspension of barbershop activities in all areas as a preventative measure.

In Jazan area, police seized Pakistani expats who turned their residence into a makeshift barber shops after the suspension of barbershop activities in all areas as a preventative measure.
The police also arrested two Yemeni expats who violated the curfew and went out during the time of the ban by hiding himself in a cardboard box, while the other filmed him.
In the Eastern province, the authorities arrested a Saudi man who filmed himself violating the curfew, and inciting residents of the Hafr Al Batin governorate to do the same.

The authorities took all the required actions against the 34 people and referred some to the Public Prosecution.





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