Saudi Arabia Will End Curfew on June 21, Except for Mecca
The curfew in Saudi Arabia, which was instituted on March 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak, will be lifted across the kingdom from June 21 except Mecca.
The state news agency announced this on Tuesday. It will also be considered this week whether the times at which it applies can be adjusted for the coming weeks.
The ban on domestic travel, the holding of prayer services in mosques and being present in the workplace will be lifted from May 31.
Curfew remains in force in Mecca and is valid from 3 PM to 6 AM. The mosques there will be allowed to hold services from June 21.
The government had introduced stricter rules in Mecca anyway because the holy city is an essential place of pilgrimage for Muslims and wants to prevent it from getting very busy quickly.
In Saudi Arabia, nearly 75,000 residents have been infected since the virus outbreak, and 399 have died as a result.