Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has announced a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew from Monday in a bid to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. The curfew from 7 pm until 6 am will be imposed for 21 days. The move comes after Saudi Arabia on Sunday said the number of COVID-19 cases had jumped to 511, the highest in the Gulf. The kingdom has reported no deaths so far.
The Arab world’s biggest economy has shut down cinemas, malls and restaurants, has halted flights and suspended the year-round umrah pilgrimage as it steps up efforts to contain the deadly virus.