Saudi Arabia extends curfew ‘until further notice’ as coronavirus cases pass 4,000

      Published on Sunday, 12 April , 2020      4863 Views     
Saudi Arabia extends curfew ‘until further notice’ as coronavirus cases pass 4,000

  • Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia’s curfew, aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus in the kingdom, has been extended “until further notice”.

The kingdom has recorded the highest number of confirmed cases in the GCC (4,033) and also has the most deaths in the region (52).

As a result, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the extension of a curfew, which was first launched on March 23, from 7pm to 6am, and was initially set to run for 21 days, according to a report by state media Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Last week, Saudi imposed round-the-clock lockdowns on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf. The same measures were also imposed on the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar.

Authorities had already sealed off the holy cities of Makkah and Medina along with Riyadh and Jeddah, barring people from entering and exiting as well as prohibiting movement between all provinces.

Category Coronavirus, King | 2020/04/12 latest update at 11:00 PM
Source : Arabian Business | Photocredit : Google
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