Saudi Arabia Partially Lifts Restrictions, Keeps Mecca Curfew

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia joined nations around the world in gradually loosing restrictions that were put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The kingdom partially lifted a 24-hour curfew in all regions except Mecca and will allow resumption of some commercial and economic activities, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

  • Curfew lifted from April 26 to May 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 24-hour curfew will be enforced in Mecca city and the some previously isolated districts.
  • Commercial and economic activities allowed in wholesale and retail stores, shopping centers
  • Construction companies and factories allowed to resume their activities without restrictions on time from April 29 until May 13
  • Restrictions remain for beauty clinics, barber salons, sports and health clubs, recreational centers, cinemas, beauty salons, restaurants, cafes and other activities determined by the relevant authorities.
  • NOTE: Saudi Arabia Imposes Lockdown in Capital Riyadh, Two Holy Cities
  • Link to statement is here

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