- UPDATE - Saudi Arabia Makes COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory for Any Activity From August 1 - Ministry
UPDATE - Saudi Arabia Makes COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory For Any Activity From August 1 - Ministry
Sumaira FH 27 days ago Wed 19th May 2021 | 05:10 AM
DOHA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 19th May, 2021) Saudi Arabia will make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for any type of activities, including using public transport and visiting government agencies, starting from August 1, the national Interior Ministry said.
"To fight the coronavirus, it was decided to make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory starting from August 1, 2021, for entering any government or private organization, participating in any cultural, scientific or entertainment events as well as using public transport," the ministry wrote on its Twitter page on late Tuesday.
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, about 163.81 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.39 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Saudi Arabia has confirmed more than 435,000 coronavirus cases so far, with about 7,200 fatalities.