Saudi Arabia reinstates coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

Saudi Arabia reinstates coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of the Interior has announced a series of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jeddah, which will last for 15 days.

The restriction will take effect on Saturday, in response to the assessment of the health status of the city by the relevant authorities.

The curfew at Jeddah is at 3pm. By 6am on Saturday, the mosque will be closed again.

Employees of ministries, government agencies and private sector companies in the city will not work in the office.

Restaurants and cafes will no longer provide food and drinks at their premises, and it is forbidden to gather more than five people.

Domestic flights and train travel will continue, and people can enter and leave the city outside the curfew.

Those who are exempt from the previous restrictions can continue to be exempt from the current restrictions as long as they follow the relevant procedures.

The Ministry of the Interior added that the number of serious cases in Riyadh is being monitored and if the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase (as recently), appropriate action will be taken.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health announced 2591 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, 31 of which died of the disease and a new recovery of 1,651 cases.

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