Islamic Lifestyle

Saudi Arabia on 21-day curfew to curb spread of COVID-19

Saudi Arabia has imposed a 21-day curfew starting Mar 23 to limit the spread of the COVID-19, reported state news agency SPA on Sunday (Mar 22).

The curfew will start from seven in the evening until six in the morning.

"The Ministry of Interior shall take the necessary measures to implement the curfew, and all civil and military authorities must cooperate fully with the Ministry of Interior in this regard," said SPA.

The curfew will not affect essential workers and services such as in healthcare, security, military and the media.

Citizens are urged to stay in their homes for the next 21 days and especially during the curfew hours. They can leave “in cases of extreme necessity” outside of curfew hours.

The decision comes as confirmed cases of the virus globally hit at least 312,000. Saudi Arabia reported 511 cases on Sunday, with an increase of 199 new cases.

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