Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques approves taking further precautions to limit the spread of novel Coronavirus

Wednesday 1441/8/1 - 2020/03/25
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Riyadh, March 25, 2020, SPA -- Based on the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the health and safety of citizens and residents, and based on what relevant authorities have presented on the need for further precautionary measures to limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the King has approved taking the following measures:
First: Residents of the thirteen regions of the Kingdom are prohibited from leaving or moving to another region.
Second: It is prohibited to enter and leave the following cities (Riyadh, Makkah, and Madinah ) according to the limits set by the concerned authority.
Third: This shall be effective from 3:00 p.m. on Thursday 2/8/1441 AH corresponding to 26/3/2020 until the end of the period of the curfew specified in the royal order on 27/7/1441H.
Fourth: The prohibition of movement does not include groups previously excepted from the curfew, taking into consideration that the exception shall be in the narrowest scope and in accordance with procedures and controls set by the concerned authority.
Fifth: The time for starting the curfew will be preset to 3:00 p.m. in the following cities: (Riyadh, Makkah, and Madinah), and it is for the concerned authority based on what the Ministry of Health proposes to increase the curfew hours, or curfew all the day in those cities or other cities, governorates, and regions, and this item shall be effective from Thursday 2/8/1441 H corresponding to 26/3/2020.
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