RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced the easing of restrictions that has halted much of the activity in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As of Sunday 31, May, the curfew on all areas of the Kingdom will be eased, except Makkah. Movement in cities and within the regions of the country will again be permitted, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The easing will mean the Kingdom’s 24-hour lockdown is relaxed with a curfew from 3 p.m to 6 a.m until Sunday, after which the hours will change to 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.. Makkah will remain under a full 24-hour lockdown.
On June 21, all curfews in the Kingdom will be lifted and prayers at Makkah’s mosque will be permitted.
Before then, social distancing guidelines must continue to be adhered to and gatherings of more than 50 people will continue to be banned.
Authorities have also allowed the attendance at ministries, government agencies and private sector companies, and the return of their office activities.