Saudi Arabia extends COVID-19 restrictions for 20 days

SourceGulf Insider
SectorHealthcare
CountrySaudi Arabia

 COVID-19 restrictions have been extended for another 20 days in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus following a doubling in numbers.The measures include a ban on gatherings, entertainment and events, as well as the closure of cinemas and restaurants, according to a source from the Ministry of Interior cited by Al Arabiya.The extension of the precautionary measures is expected to come into effect on Sunday at 10 p.m. KSA time.The source called for all people to adhere to the rules to avoid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom.The measures – which were reintroduced on Feb. 4 due to a a sudden growth in numbers – will be under continuous evaluation by authorities, the source said.Comments Read Next2 hours agoBahrain: 790 new coronavirus cases, 609 recoveries10 hours agoThe world after the corona crisis14 hours agoUAE: E-consultation with doctors for police station detainees15 hours agoBahrain intensifies Covid-19 inspection campaigns1...read more...