By Gavin Gibbon
All employees, both public and private sector, to return to work on June 14
Government employees in Saudi Arabia are set to gradually return to work on Sunday (May 31).
According to Minister of Human Resources Ahmed al-Rajhi, 50 percent of public sector workers will return to officers, with the remainder continuing to work from home.
Those returning will be split into three groups, to start at 7.30am, 8.30am and 9.30am.
Government branches will initially remain closed and operations carried out digitally.
The resumption of work will build up to 75 percent of government staff the following week, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency, with all employees, both public and private sector, returning to work as normal as of June 14.
The kingdom suspended work in all government sectors on March 16, aside from health and security, in a bid to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
The reopening will be conducted in line with strict guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health in terms of social distancing and sterilisation procedures.
The government said on Monday it will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week.
Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in the curfew completely ending from June 21, with the exception of the holy city of Mecca, the state news agency reported.