Saudi Arabia Arrests 122 People for Fake Covid-19 Reports

Saudi Arabia Arrests 122 People for Faking Covid-19 Reports

Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the arrests of 122 people accused of falsifying health reports related to Covid-19.

UMMATIMES - "After expanding search and investigation procedures, 122 people were found to be involved, and they all acknowledged the charges brought against them," the kingdom's Anti-Corruption and Oversight Authority said in a statement.

Charges of bribery and participation in counterfeiting were brought against nine employees of the Ministry of Health, 92 patients who managed to change their health conditions and 21 mediators who coordinated the matter for money.

In early July, the Corruption Eradication and Oversight Authority announced the arrest of 12 people who illegally uploaded data to the Tawakkalna Covid-19 mobile app in exchange for money.

Saudi Arabia witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks. As of Wednesday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia stood at 504,960, including 8,020 deaths and 486,011 recoveries.