A curfew is a government order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply. Typically, curfews order all peoples affected by them to not be in public places or on roads within a certain time frame, typically in the evening and night-time hours.
Saudi authorities imposed a 24-hour curfew in most Saudi cities, the capital Riyadh as well as in Jeddah, Dammam, Al-Khobar, Tabuk, Dhahran, Al-Hofuf, Ta’if, Al-Qatif.
Saudi Arabia has 4 cities with more than a million people, 20 cities with between 100000 and 1 million people, and 45 cities with between 10000 and 100000 people.
- Residents can only leave their homes to get essential needs within their neighbourhoods between 6am and 3pm;
- Only two passengers, including the driver, may be allowed inside vehicles;
- Travel between cities is prohibited.
The curfew decision excludes essential workers in public and private sectors such as medical facilities and pharmacies, grocery stores, gas and oil stations, banking services and maintenance and operation, plumbing, electrical and air conditioning technicians and water delivery services and sewage tanks.
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.
It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km, making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia.