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    Saudi bans medical staff from wearing ‘tight clothes’ and makeup to work

    Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health recently passed a strict dress code that sparked controversy on the kingdom’s social media platforms.
    According to Okaz newspaper, under the new rules, female doctors and medical staff are banned from wearing tight or revealing clothes, makeup, and nail polish. 

    “Their medical robes are to be loose and long. All female staff is also required to fully cover their hair with undecorated veils,” the publication wrote. 

    As for male medical professionals, wearing any kind of jewelry is banned, as are “weird or bizarre haircuts, hats and caps.”
    The new restrictions will not only apply to medical staff but also to those who work in the medical field as managers and technicians. 
    The new rules were shared with all hospitals and medical centers via a circular sent out by the kingdom’s Ministry of Health on Sunday. 
    This comes just weeks after officials sent out a warning to nurses based in the kingdom, asking them not to wear jeans or “immodest” clothing under their medical robes.

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