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24-hour curfew in major Saudi cities announced

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.

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.