The king of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, issues a curfew order to limit the further spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced that a curfew will be implemented from 7 in the evening until 6 in the morning the next day for 21 days effective immediately today, March 23. The said move is to limit the spread of the new coronavirus which has been claiming a lot of lives all over the world.
The civil and military authorities are coordinating with the Ministry of Interior to fully implement the said curfew, says the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
However, it is said that some workers are exempted from the said curfew. Exempted from this curfew are workers from the public and private sectors whose working needs continued performance throughout the entire prevention period.
Exempted from this curfew also includes security, military as well as media sectors and all those relevant service and health sectors.
Furthermore, the ministry of health advises citizens to always stay inside their homes, particularly during the entire curfew house. As much as possible, leave your houses only if it is of utmost necessity.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia is already 511, the highest all over the Gulf region. Despite that, there were no reported casualty as of the moment.