Al Qassim in Saudi Arabia faces a 5-year jail term or $796,880 fine for violating the lockdown law in his country.
His violation became known through a video he posted online where he was seen asking a barber to come into his house.
He was subsequently arrested as the video goes viral online whilst authorities in the country had temporarily closed down barber shops and salons to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi public prosecutor had warned that anyone posting content on social media, including photos or videos showing curfew violations, or the flouting of any rules enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 face prosecution.
The bureau said that perpetrators will be charged under Article 6 of the Information Crime Prevention Law, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $796,880.
The punishment will be applied to violators but informers will not be questioned.
This country takes the lockdown law more seriously that what is obtainable in many African countries.
In Nigeria, youth who violated lockdown by gathering in a mosque had the audacity to burn down a police station when their leader was arrested.