Saudi Arabia will partially lift the curfew in all regions of the kingdom from 9am to 5pm, starting Sunday through Wednesday, May 13. The order was issued by King Salman. According to state news agency SPA, the 24-hour curfew will, however, remain in Makkah and in previously isolated neighbourhoods. The order also allowed the opening of some economic and commercial activities.
Sindh police has launched “Citizen Monitoring App” in its attempt to ensure curfew in the province to put reins on the spread of the novel coronavirus. The app is designed to keep tabs on citizens roaming around the city and will be installed on mobile phones used by officers deputed at police checkpoints. So far, around 500 officials have been given access to the application.
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.