Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in several cities, including Riyadh

Saudi Arabia is imposing a 24-hour curfew and lockdown on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf and throughout the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar, the Saudi Press Agency reports citing a source from the interior ministry.

“This action comes within the framework of the efforts undertaken by the Kingdom to confront the coronavirus pandemic and in implementation of the recommendations of the competent health authorities to raise the degree of precautionary and preventive measures in order to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents,” the interior source was quoted as saying by the Saudi Press Agency.

The decision will not be imposed on persons and groups working in the vital industries within the public and private sectors, the interior source added.

 

Source: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/789101

 

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