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Saudi Arabia to lift coronavirus curfew in all cities on Sunday morning


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Jun, 2020. 07:59 pm
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Saudi Arabia to lift coronavirus curfew in all cities on Sunday morning

The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia has announced that curfew will be lifted in all cities of the country and normalcy will be restored.

According to a statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry, the curfew will be lifted in all cities from 6 am on Sunday. All business activities will be resumed but safety measures will be strictly followed.

According to the statement, “Umrah and Ziarat will remain suspended, this decision will be reviewed from time to time.”

International flights will be suspended, as well as entry and exit from land and sea borders will be closed until further notice.

The Saudi Interior Ministry emphasized that there will be penalties for violating the precautionary measures taken against the coronavirus.

The Interior Ministry has asked all citizens, expatriates and the business community to take precautionary measures and follow instructions from the concerned departments.

The ministry said all residents should download the Tawakklana and Tabaud applications, which provide basic instructions for controlling the virus these days.

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Earlier, the resumption of tourism in Saudi Arabia has also been announced from June 21.

However, it was also said that other Arab countries will soon start tourism programs.

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib said that the tourism sector will be fully restored in the country from Sunday, June 21.

In this regard, Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib said that tourism is a sector with 12% of the total employment.

The Saudi minister said that 13% of the gross national product of Arab countries comes from tourism.

During the meeting, he pointed out that there are more than 80 million employees in the tourism sector.

Ahmed al-Khatib said that all of them were seeing their jobs in danger due to the spread of the coronavirus.

He said Saudi Arabia would open the tourism sector for 24 hours from June 21, but Mecca would be an exception.

It should be noted that Ahmed Al-Khatib said that many countries have started tourism programs.

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