Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in Mecca

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Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in Mecca

The Saudi authorities announced the cancellation of the curfew imposed earlier on Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“From 6:00 on Sunday, the ban on movement in all cities of the kingdom is canceled,” the SPA agency reported, citing a source in the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
It is also permitted to resume operation of all previously closed commercial facilities subject to precautionary measures, such as wearing masks and maintaining a distance. Meetings of more than 50 people are also prohibited.

At the same time, the country’s borders continue to be closed, international air traffic is also suspended.
The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom announced the registration of 3941 new cases of coronavirus, in total in the country more than 154 thousand cases. 1230 people died from the disease.
Despite the continuous increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia, the Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom, Ahmed al-Khatib, had previously told Al-Arabia TV that the authorities were ready to resume domestic tourism in the kingdom from the end of the month of the Shawval Muslim calendar (June 21 – ed.), If they will receive permission from the Ministry of Health for this, since more than 80% of Saudis expressed a desire to spend this summer at home, unlike in previous years, when in the summer they mainly went on vacation abroad.

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