Coronavirus; 24-hour Curfew in Makkah and Madinah

Ministry of Interior Saudi Arabia implemented a 24-hour curfew in All parts of the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus.

During the lock-down, which will be enforced until further notice, residents will be allowed to leave their houses for medical care and to obtain food supplies in their respective neighborhoods from 6 a.m. morning until 3 p.m. evening, A maximum of two people will be allowed in one car at a time.

Workers in the health industry and other Groups which were previously excluded from the curfew, will still be allowed to leave for work.

All commercial activities in the two cities, apart from pharmacies, supermarkets, banks and gas stations, will be suspended.

The ministries of Health and Interior will work with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to set procedures for the use of banking services and ATMs.

Saudi Arabia recorded 157 new coronavirus cases and six new virus related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

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