Saudi Arabia to enforce nationwide 24-hour curfew for Eid holiday

    13-May-2020   
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Saudi Arabia will enforce a 24-hour curfew across the country during the five-day Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. The was taken in the wake of the corona crisis.
 
According to reports, the curfew will apply from May 23-May 27 following the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
 
Until then, commercial and business enterprises will remain open as they now are and people can move freely between 9 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) and 5 p.m., except in Mecca which remains under a full curfew, the statement published by state news agency SPA said.
 
Saudi Arabia had earlier imposed 24-hour curfews on most towns and cities but eased them for the start of Ramadan. Saudi has so far recorded 42,925 cases of the COVID-19 respiratory disease and 264 deaths.