Government outlines latest Covid-19 measures

by BTM

Sun, 07 February 2021

Government outlines latest Covid-19 measures

The National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has moved to implement new measures to combat the latest increase in active cases, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus.

The following will be implemented from today until February 20:

• Government entities and institutions to allow a maximum of 70 per cent of employees to work from home.

• Temporary closure of in-door gyms, sports halls and swimming pools, while outdoor exercising for gyms and sports halls may continue with a maximum of 30 individuals.

• Temporary suspension of indoor exercise classes.

• The prohibition of all social gatherings or private events held at home, and private locations, with more than 30 individuals.

The Taskforce highlighted that these measures will further strengthen national efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of the Kingdom’s community. They added that the responsibility is held by each member of society to ensure that these measures, along with social distancing and other precautions, are upheld and understand the risks associated with complacency.

The body also stressed that sector activities will be reviewed periodically according to the latest COVID-19 developments and statistics, in order to ensure the health and safety of all.