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Saudi Arabia announces lockdown easing

Riyadh: The Saudi government has announced a relaxation of the lock down in the country due to the coronavirus.

According to the Arab News Agency, the Saudi government will start easing the lockdown due to the Coronavirus from this week, where sanctions will be eased across the country except for the city of Mecca.


According to Arab media, in the first phase, starting from Thursday, the duration of the 24-hour curfew will be reduced and the curfew will be extended from 3 pm to 6 am on Sunday, May 31, after which the curfew will be lifted. Hours are 8pm to 6am.


According to Arab media, the curfew will be relaxed across the country from May 31 and travel within the country will be allowed, while prayers will be offered in mosques and some private and government institutions will also be opened.

The city will remain under curfew for 24 hours. According to Arab media, all kinds of restrictions are likely to be lifted across the country from June 21, after which worshipers will be allowed to enter the Grand Mosque.

Arab media say the ban on Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and international flights will be suspended for the time being, while the easing of restrictions has stressed the need to maintain social distances, with more than 50 people on board.

Collection will be restricted. Some economic activities will also be revived across the country, including opening wholesale, retail, shopping centers and cafes, while beauty salons, barber shops, sports and health clubs will remain closed.

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