Saudi Arabia partially lifts curfew, keeps 24-hour curfew in Mecca – SPA

Published April 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued an order to partially lift the curfew in all regions of the kingdom, to become from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Sunday through Wednesday, May 13, while keeping a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and in previously isolated neighbourhoods, state news agency (SPA) said early on Sunday.

General view of deserted streets, during the 24 hours lockdown to counter the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 7, 2020. (REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri / MANILA BULLETIN)
General view of deserted streets, during the 24 hours lockdown to counter the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 7, 2020. (REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The order also allowed the opening of some economic and commercial activities, which includes wholesale and retail shops in addition to malls, in the period from 6 to 20 Ramadan, which is from Wednesday April 29 to Wednesday May 13.

 
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