Coronavirus: New rules announced

The Supreme Committee for dealing with Covid-19 have made the following decisions: 

1. To resume Friday prayers as long as the number of worshippers does not exceed 50 percent of each mosque.

2. To end the downsizing of staff required to attend at the workplace in units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus and other legal entities, while at the same time observing compliance with the precautionary measures set in this regard to avoid the spread of the disease.

3. To allow public halls to run at a capacity of 70 percent provided all participants show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and abide by precautionary measures.

4. To allow the local and international conferences and exhibitions, once again at a capacity of 70 percent.

The COVID-19 Supreme Committee hereby requires government institutions and private sector establishments to make vaccination a pre-condition for entry into all government units and private sector establishments, including commercial complexes, restaurants and other business outlets. This also applies to attendance at cultural, sports and other collective activity venues.

The committee also urges all citizens aged 12 years and above to go for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.