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King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Shuts Down Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina



King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has just forbidden residents from entering or leaving Riyadh, Mecca and Medina, which is the Kingdom’s three major cities, as from tomorrow, as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.


Saudi Arabia’s total number of infections was 767 on Tuesday, 24th March 2020, according to the health ministry. There has been 205 new cases.

The Kingdom had confirmed its first coronavirus death on Tuesday. The new coronavirus prevention measures which was approved by King Salman also restricts residents in the Kingdom’s 13 regions from travelling between different areas.

Also added is that, the newly imposed curfew will commence at 3 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. in Riyadh, Mecca and Medina from Thursday.
Curfew exemptions apply only to those in essential public and private sectors such as security, military and media. The curfew has also excluded those who work in health services.


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