Saudi Mecca clock
This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eid Al Fitr shows an aerial view of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, with the Abraj Al Bait Mecca Royal Clock Tower overlooking the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the centre. Saudi Arabia began a five-day, round-the-clock curfew from May 23. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: More than 12,000 violations of coronavirus precautionary measures and preventive protocols have been registered across Saudi Arabia in a week.

The Ministry of Interior said it recorded 12,855 violations from November 22 to 28.

The Mecca region has seen the highest number of violations with 3,290 cases, followed by the Al Qassim region with 1,980, Riyadh (1,956), Medina (1,609) and the Eastern Province (1,114).

The ministry emphasized that citizens and expatriates must continue to adhere to the preventive protocols and instructions issued by the concerned authorities.