Saudi Arabia halts private sector work

Only food and health services will remain open

Saudi Arabia currently has 133 cases of COVID-19
Saudi Arabia currently has 133 cases of COVID-19

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended all private sector work for a period of 15 days. According to sister publication Arabian Business, only food, health and other vital services will remain open.

The decision was made to limit the spread of COVID-19, closing offices within the private sector to reduce human-to-human interaction.

Arabian Business reported that in cases where private sector workers must continue their duties, the number of employees working at any one time must not exceed 40% of the total available workforce. Offices and workplaces with more than 50 people will have all employees temperature-checked at the entrance.

Additionally, companies must ensure that there is enough space – as dictated by Ministry of Health guidelines – between workers in offices and workers’ housing.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO, Saudi Arabia currently has 133 cases of COVID-19, making it one of the worst-hit areas in the region after a long period of zero cases.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter