Saudi Arabia has imposed complete curfew in the city of Jeddah to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia has 95,748 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 642 people have died whereas 70,616 have recovered. There are 24,490 active cases of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia.
The Health Ministry said, “After reviewing the epidemiological situation and the high occupancy rates of intensive care departments, it was decided to take strict health precautions in the city of Jeddah for two weeks,” beginning from Saturday.
According to details, curfew will be imposed from 3 pm to 6 am. In addition to this, prayers will be suspended and stay-at-home order will be issued for the public and private sector workers in the Red Sea city whose airport serves Makkah pilgrims.
The ministry said that strict measures should return to Riyadh, which was “witnessing a continuous increase during the last days” if serious coronavirus cases.
“Umrah” pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah has also been suspended throughout the year.
Saudi Arabia has urged the worshipers to abide by the ongoing safety measures inside mosques. Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs has urged Friday sermons to discuss Covid-19 precautionary and preventive measures.
According to the international news source, Sheikh Abdullatif Alsheik has also called on speakers to explain Saudi Arabia’s role in the context of coronavirus pandemic.
Friday sermons play a significant role in guiding people. His directives are part of the ministry’s hard work to spread information to Saudi people.
Meanwhile, Saudi authorities have reopened 205 mosques in Friday prayers as per the new regulations.
The first call to prayers will be announced before 20 minutes while religious sermons will be given at maximum for 15 minutes. Volunteers will help people follow precautionary measures.