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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in `Unayzah, Saudi Arabia – updates and restrictions


Located in Saudi Arabia, the city of `Unayzah (‘Unayzah) has a population of 163.7K. The latest data indicates 777,795 cases of Covid-19 infection in Saudi Arabia as of June 12, 2022 ,with 9,173 deaths. This represents a 8 percent increase from August 16, 2021, when 8,419 people died and 539,129 cases were registered, and a 90 percent increase from October 2, 2020, when 4,823 people were died and 335,578 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in `Unayzah.

Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

Cancellation of public events and shows

163.7K residents who live in ‘Unayzah

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

163.7K residents who live in ‘Unayzah

Limits on gatherings of ten or fewer people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

‘Unayzah's authorities require that the public transportation system be closed or most citizens prohibited from using it

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

163.7K residents who live in ‘Unayzah

No order to remain at home in ‘Unayzah

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

‘Unayzah has internal movement restrictions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Foreign travelers are not subject to any restrictions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

163.7K residents who live in ‘Unayzah

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

163.7K residents who live in ‘Unayzah

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction October 2, 2020 August 16, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

All educational institutions should be closed

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

The authorities in `Unayzah recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

No Changes

Restrictions on gatherings

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

No Changes

Public transportation shuts down

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

No Changes

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

People are advised not to leave the house

No order to remain at home in `Unayzah

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

No Changes

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

No Changes

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

The government is replacing 50% or more of the lost salary, or is paying a flat sum that is greater than all the lost salary 50% median salary

No Changes

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

A narrow relief tailored to a specific contract type

No Changes

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

Conducting tests on any person showing symptoms of Covid-19

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Not every case involves contact tracing

Facial covering policies outside the home

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

No Changes

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Vaccines available to all



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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