Saudi Arabia Has Lifted Its Lockdown

BY Caty Penza / Jun 21 2020 / 14:00 PM

All commercial activities have resumed, but certain social distancing regulations are still being enforced

Saudi Arabia Has Lifted Its Lockdown

Saudi Press Agency reported that Saudi Arabia will lift restrictions and resume all commercial activities.

According to Arabian Business Saudi Arabia has lifted its curfew from 6:00 today – despite the  3,941 new cases of coronavirus it announced on Saturday.

Mosques in Makkah have also reopened after being closed for several months due to the pandemic; floors and carpets inside are to be disinfected periodically.

"The mosques in the holy city will begin to reopen their doors to the faithful on Sunday after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic," the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel reported, referring to the decision made by the Islamic affairs ministry.

Despite the curfew being listed other restrictions still remain in place, such as social distancing laws and regulations. Gatherings of individuals may not exceed 50 people and wearing masks at all times in public is compulsory.

International travel and Muslim pilgrimage, known as Umrah has still been halted.

Lead image courtesy of Instagram/visitsaudi.ar


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