In Saudi Arabia, workers in certain fields, who aren’t vaccinated, will be required to take the PCR test every week at the expense of the employer.
As per the announcement on Wednesday by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, employees in barbershops, female salons, restaurants, cafes, and food outlets, must be vaccinated starting from May 13.
Along with the above, the public transport works in Saudi Arabia will also be required to take the vaccine or submit a negative PCR test every week, as per the Ministry of Sports and Transport General Authority.
The decision is to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public health.
In the Kingdom, over 3 million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, with over 500 inoculation centers providing free vaccines for the citizens and residents around the Kingdom.
Pharmacies in the Kingdom have free vaccines as well, to ensure everyone in the country has access to them.