Saudi Jeddah re-introduced curfew due to COVID-19


DOHA, June 6 – RIA News. The Saudi authorities returned curfew to the largest city in the west of Jeddah for two weeks after a sharp increase in the number of cases of coronavirus, a kingdom ministry spokesman said.
“Coronavirus-related restrictive measures are renewed in Jeddah for 15 days starting from Saturday. These measures include curfews from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m., as well as a ban on collective prayers in mosques,” a spokesman for the Interior Ministry told the Saudi news agency SPA .

At the end of May, the kingdom’s authorities canceled the curfew in the country since March; services in mosques and the work of companies other than the city of Mecca resumed in the country.

On Friday, according to the Saudi Ministry of Health, the number of detected cases of coronavirus in the kingdom exceeded 95.7 thousand after a day in the country was one of the highest in recent years the number of new cases – 2591. The number of deaths increased to 642 after the death of another 31 people.


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