Kingdom imposes complete lockdown in 6 areas in Medina; Coronavirus

A complete lockdown has been imposed on six neighborhoods in Medina,
Saudi Arabia, the MOI announced on Friday in a statement.

The neighborhoods mentioned below are under a complete lockdown.
1- Ash-Shuraybat city,
2- Qurban,
3- Al-Jumaa,
4- Banidhafar,
5- Al-Iskan (Some areas),
6- Bani Khidrah (Some areas)

Movement is restricted in these areas and all citizens and residents must remain at home all the day, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said.

Home delivery will be allowed during the lockdown, given that delivery services ensure that all preventative measures are being following, the ministry added.

Donation packages of food and supplies, as well as medical supplies, will
be donated across these neighborhoods to those in need, the Ministry said.

The ministry called on the public to adhere to instructions to ensure the health and safety of everyone in these areas.

In Madinah alone, a total of 475 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed.

The new restrictions are part of efforts in the Kingdom to curb the covid-19 outbreak, where the total number of confirmed cases rose to 3,651, out of which 2,919 are currently active.

The ministry spokesman emphasized the urgent need for citizens and residents to remain at home and maintain social distancing practices to ensure that the covid-19 does not spread further.

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