Combating coronavirus: Saudi Arabia partially lifts curfew, keeps 24-hour lockdown in Makkah

 

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The order also allowed the opening of some economic and commercial activities, which includes wholesale and retail shops in addition to malls.

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Published: Sun 26 Apr 2020, 6:43 AM

Last updated: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 8:49 AM

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has issued an order to partially lift the curfew in all regions of the Kingdom, to become from 9am to 5pm, starting Sunday through Wednesday May 13, while keeping a 24-hour curfew in the holy city of Makkah and in previously isolated neighbourhoods, state news agency (SPA) said early on Sunday.
The order also allowed the opening of some economic and commercial activities, which include wholesale and retail shops in addition to malls.
They can operate for two weeks, beginning on April 29 (Wednesday) until May 13 (Ramadan 6-20), however, certain shops within malls like beauty clinics, barber salons, gyms, cinemas, and restaurants will continue to be restricted from reopening.
With inputs from Reuters



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