Saudi Arabia’s King Salman orders partial curfew for 21 days ;COVID-19

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curfew will start at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. every day for 21 days from the evening

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Sunday issued an order imposing a curfew across Saudi Arabia from Monday evening to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the curfew will start at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. every day for 21 days from the evening of 28 Rajab 1441 in the Hijri calendar, equivalent to March 23, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

The Ministry of Interior called on civil and military authorities to co-operate fully with the measures, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.

The order urged citizens and residents alike to stay in their homes during the curfew hours for their own safety.

Some workers will be exempt from the curfew. These include employees of the following Sectors.

* Food sector (Catering and supermarkets, poultry and vegetable shops, meat, bakeries, food factories and laboratories).

* Media sector in its various means.

* Health sector (pharmacies, medical clinics (dispensaries), hospitals, laboratories, factories, factories and materials and medical devices).

* Transportation sector (transporting goods, parcels, customs clearance, warehouses, warehouses, logistics services, supply chains for the health sector, the food sector, and port operations).

* Energy sector (Gas stations and emergency services for the electric company).

* E-commerce activities (as those working in the electronic procurement applications for the excluded activities and those working in the delivery applications of the excluded activities).

* Accommodation services activities (hotels and furnished apartments).

* Financial services and insurance sector (Direct accidents (Najm), urgent health insurance services (approvals), and other insurance services).

* Water sector (Water company emergency services and home drinking water delivery service “graying”).

* Telecom sector (Internet and communication network operators).

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