Middle East governments threaten legal action against violators of coronavirus-related regulations
Date: 26-03-2020

As the spread of COVID-19 continues across the globe, some countries in the Middle East imposed further regulations to stop the disease from spreading.

Saudi Arabia imposed an 11-hour curfew for 21 days, while Lebanon deployed security forces to ensure residents stay at home. UAE has closed all malls for two weeks in two days, and launched a massive sterilization drive.

Jordan's King Abdullah II said he has directed the government, armed forces, and security services to deal with this danger with the highest degree of preparedness and formed a crisis cell, urging everyone to abide by the instructions.

The pandemic has infected more than 336,000 people globally and killed over 14,600. More than 98,300 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.