Saudi Arabia tightens curfew amid coronavirus

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

25th March, 2020

Saudi Arabia has announced to tightening curfew imposed in the kingdom to comprehend the spread of the novel coronavirus.

According to the Saudi state Press agency, the authorities have to bar entry or exit from Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina as well as movement between all provinces starting on Wednesday.

SPA said the orders are approved by King Salman, also added four hours in the three cities to the 21-day curfew that began on Monday, so that it will start at 3 pm instead of 7 pm as of Thursday.

Saudi Arabia reports first death from coronavirus

It is pertinent to mention that Saudi Arabia reported first death yesterday from the coronavirus pandemic as the total tally of the affected rise to 767, according to the health ministry.

An Afghan resident of Medina died of coronavirus, the health ministry said, while 205 new cases were reported— this was the biggest surge in a single day.

Saudi Arabia has reported the highest number of coronavirus in the Gulf announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.


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