An article published in Saudi daily Al-Hayat on Saturday says a garment against Saudi women will be banned from the country, according to a report by Al-Monitor.
In a report titled “A Woman’s Tummy Tuck,” Al-Jazeera quoted a source from the Interior Ministry as saying that a garment “against women” will be prohibited from the kingdom.
The source said the garments will be “specially made with special ingredients, and there will be no other use for the garment, except to be worn in a fashion that makes it uncomfortable.”
The source added that the garments “are made to create a woman’s face and the woman’s neck,” and that the garment “will be forbidden to wear anywhere in Saudi-Arabia.”
The article also said that the clothing is also prohibited in the kingdom to “spread diseases.”
The kingdom’s interior ministry said in a statement that the interior ministry is “aware of the reports, which concern the clothing of the Saudi woman, and that they will be investigated as soon as possible.”
The report comes on the heels of a similar ban in the United Arab Emirates, which also cited a “similar issue” with the garment.
The kingdom also banned the sale of the garments at the market in the capital of Riyadh in October.
The kingdom has been battling a widespread outbreak of H.I.V.-related infections in the Gulf region.