The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced that employees from the private sector should not come to work for 15 days.
The information was shared by the Saudi Press Agency on Twitter on Tuesday night.
The move is part of the ‘determined effort by the Kingdom to face the virus and prevent its spread but excluded people working in the health sector, food industry and other vital industries.
Work attendance for the private sector has been suspended for 15 days
— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) March 17, 2020
Remote working procedures will be activated, apart from those in vital sectors and sensitive infrastructure sectors such as (electricity, water and communications) according to the report.
Private sector establishments must adhere to a set of seven guidelines, including limiting the numbers of workers to only the required amount. See the full list of guidelines and limitations here.