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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia arrests 34 for breaking strict curfew order

Thirty-four people have been arrested in different parts of Saudi Arabia for violating curfews and health dictates in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Saudi Press Agency has reported.

The offenders include two Saudi citizens who appeared in a video recklessly driving while the curfew was in force in a residential area in the capital Riyadh and shooting in the air.

Meanwhile, a Saudi woman was arrested in the southern region of Asir after she uploaded an online video showing her driving during curfew.

Security agencies also arrested three Bangladeshi residents for violating health precautions by bringing a barber to their residence, the agency added.

Violations of the curfew in Saudi Arabia are punishable by a fine of 10,000 Saudi riyals. The fine doubles in case of repetition. Repeat offenders also risk being jailed for 20 days.

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