Saudi shopping malls open only to vaccinated people from August -State TV

by Reuters
Sunday, 13 June 2021 13:32 GMT

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DUBAI, June 13 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will bar people from entering its shopping malls unless they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, state TV reported on Sunday, citing a decision by the trade ministry that will come into effect on Aug. 1

"Having received at least one vaccine shot will be a condition for entering commercial facilities," the ministry said.

Saudi Arabia has administered 15.7 million vaccine doses so far, enough to have inoculated 23% of the population, according to the Reuters COVID-19 tracker.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli Editing by David Goodman)

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