Coronavirus lockdown eased in Dubai, Saudi Arabia
Several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have announced the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Saudi Arabia announced the relaxing of restriction and partial resumption of activities in the country.
According to the Saudi news agency SPA, restrictions on movement and other activities in all cities in the state except Mecca will be lifted from May 31.
Lockdown will be relaxed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., but curfews will remain in place at other times, while Mecca will remain under lockdown for 24 hours.
According to the report, curfew will be lifted in the entire state on June 21 and congregational prayers will be allowed in Masjid-ul-Haram in Mecca.
Until then, social distance guidelines will continue to be implemented and gatherings of more than 50 people will be banned.
Authorities also allowed attendance at ministries, government agencies, and private sector companies to resume their official activities.
However, all employment sectors where social distance rules are difficult to enforce, such as beauty salons, barbershops, and sports and health clubs, cinemas, etc will remain closed.
Saudi Arabia has closed Umrah pilgrims and international flights until further notice.
Business activities in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, have been announced to be open from 6 am to 11 pm from tomorrow. (the fourth day of Eid).
The decision to reopen business came after Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum chaired an online meeting of the Supreme Committee on Disaster Management.
There will be no traffic restrictions in Dubai from 6 am to 11 pm from tomorrow.
The decision was made in light of the committee’s comprehensive diagnostic report on the coronavirus situation and a number of health and social issues.
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