Saudi Arabia has partially lifted the curfew restrictions it imposed across the Kingdom starting on Sunday while maintaining a full lockdown on Mecca and previously isolated neighborhoods, according to royal order from King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
A Saudi man walks past a poster depicting Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 25, 2020. (Reuters)
The statement also stipulated that contracting companies and factories are to return to practice their activities without any time restrictions during the same two-week period.
Saudi policemen manning a checkpoint on King Fahd road in the capital Riyadh, after the Kingdom began implementing an 11-hour nationwide curfew. (AFP)
Citizens and residents in Saudi Arabia were only allowed to leave their homes only for essential needs like food and health care and stay within the neighborhood area they are a resident of from 6 am to 3 pm daily during the 24-hour curfew these past several weeks.SHOW MORE