Saudi Arabia says it will permanently deport expats who break covid-19 rules

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Saudi Arabia says it will permanently deport expats who break covid-19 rules

Saudi Arabia warned this morning that any foreigners residing in the Kingdom who are found to have broken any of the covid-19 lockdown rules will be deported and blacklisted from returning. Riyadh's ministry of interior issued strict guidelines on social distancing rules in March. These include forbidding any gathering in public spaces, shopping malls and shops. The Saudi broadcaster Al-Arabiya reported that offenders risk fines of 5,000 riyals ($1,330), with re-offending accruing a pen...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.