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The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) citing sources from Ministry of Interior yesterday said that based on the recommendations of health authorities in the Kingdom, lifting of partial curfews and the return of some activities amid precautionary measures is likely to come in force from 28th of this month. Some more relaxations are likely to come in force from 31st of this month.

Restrictions in place to control the spread of Corona virus, including bans on domestic travel, holding prayers in mosques and workplace attendance in both government and private sector are likely to be relaxed by month end, the agency reported. Some economic and commercial activities including opening of restaurants will also be allowed. Minor pilgrimage and visiting will continue to be suspended and this will be reviewed periodically in light of health data.

International flights, however, will continue to remain suspended for the time being. Continuity of social divergence procedures in public places at all times and preventing gatherings for social purposes for more than fifty people, such as wedding or funeral occasions will remain in force.

However, all measures are subject to assessment and periodic review by the Saudi Ministry of Health to consider extending any stage or returning to taking strict precautionary measures as required by the health data.

The SPA also said that punishments will be imposed on individuals and facilities that violate the decisions and instructions related to the measures to mitigate the spread of Corona virus. It urged citizens, residents and employers to be responsible, adhere to precautionary and preventive measures and directions issued by the competent authorities.




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