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May 22, 2020
9:35PM

Saudi Arabia announces 24 hour lockdown and curfew

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Coinciding with the Eid festivities, Saudi Arabia has announced 24 hour lockdown and curfew in the country.
 
The Saudi Ministry of Interior had earlier announced that strict lockdown will be imposed from 23rd to 27th of May during the upcoming Eid holidays to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
 
Harsher fines have been announced and the Saudi govt said that the violators will be penalized . While social gatherings are a common tradition during Eid celebrations, authorities have urged people to adhere to social distancing measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Gathering of more than one family has also been prohibited.
 
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was quoted by the local media earlier this week saying that it permissible for Muslims to perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer at home since the coronavirus pandemic has forced mosques around the world to close.
 
Instances of Covid-19 has been on the rise in Saudi Arabia . More than 67000 cases have already been registered in the Kingdom.

Saudi authorities have asked the residents to follow the prescribed regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
 

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