Saudi Arabia has extended the curfew in other cities too after the holy cities of Makkah and Madina until further notice as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The Saudi interior ministry officials, From Friday, the curfew will begin at 3 p.m. (1200 GMT) instead of 7 p.m. in the city of Dammam and the governorates of Taif and al-Qatif untill 6 am and residents allowed to buy food and access medical care.
Note that there are 1,663 active cases of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. 25 people have died whereas 351 people have recovered.
Globally, there are 798,107 active cases of COVID-19, 227,750 people have recovered whereas 58,158 have died.
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Tawaaf has been resumed on the Mataaf. A small gathering of people has been allowed to perform Tawaaf and another ritual.
The decision has been announced on Twitter in which it was also said that a protection structure has been put near the Holy Kaaba. People will not be allowed to go near the Holy Kaaba.