On the basis of legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency and strengthening of the necessary preventive measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government decided to ban all festivals and all cultural and artistic events, says a government statement released on Friday.

The government reiterates its call to citizens to strongly adhere to the national vaccination campaign and to continue the responsible commitment by taking all precautionary measures, in order to preserve the gains made and contribute to the gradual return to normal life in the Kingdom.