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Saudi to lift curfew on Sunday at 6 am; ban on Umrah, visits, international flights maintained

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will lift the nationwide curfew, which was imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, from tomorrow, Sunday, at 6 a.m.

 

An official source from the Ministry of Interior announced the lifting of the curfew, based on the report of the health authorities, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

 

“The report stressed the possibility of returning to normalcy on the condition of taking utmost caution and protection  and abiding fully to the precautionary measures and preventive procedures”, said the official, who announced the following:

 

Firstly: Curfew shall be, fully, lifted from the morning of Sunday June 21 in all regions and cities and all economic and commercial activities shall be resumed, taking into the consideration the following:

– Emphasizing the full commitment to apply all accredited preventive protocols by all activities.

– Committing to social distancing and putting on the mask or covering the nose and mouth, by all.

– Human gatherings shall not exceed 50 persons, to the maximum.

– All aforementioned procedures shall be subject to regularly periodic review by the Ministry of Health.

 

Secondly: Suspension of Umrah and visit shall continue and shall be, regularly reviewed, in the light of health data (information).

 

Thirdly: Suspension of international flights, entry and exit through land and maritime borders, shall continue until further notice.

 

Fourthly: Imposing penalties as set forth on individuals and establishments violating decisions and instructions relating to procedures to combat spread of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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