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Mandatory vaccination for commercial workers

Saudi Arabia has begun enforcing the decision requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 for workers engaged in commercial activities.

Starting last Thursday, May 13, it is mandatory for commercial workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly PCR testing.

This was first introduced by the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing for employees of restaurants, cafes, and food outlets, as well as those employed in barbershops and beauty parlors.

In the event of non-compliance with the vaccine, a PCR test result proving non-infection is required every seven days at the expense of the establishment where they work, the ministry said in a statement.

Earlier, the Public Transport Authority and the Ministry of Sports issued similar directives.