Mosques will close again
Jeddah: In lieu of the increasing Covid-19 cases, the Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced reinstating restrictions in Jeddah. According to the reports, these restrictions will last for 15 days. This will come into effect from 6th June Saturday itself. The new decision is a result of the feedback of the people’s health condition by the health authorities.
The curfew will be between 3 PM to 6 AM from Saturday. The mosques in the city will close again. It was only a few days before the Ministry allowed the opening of 90,000 mosques all over UAE after proper sanitization. Now the situation is a bit vulnerable that makes the official to restore the curfew.
The authorities published the following as the important directives regarding the curfew:
- Mosque will not be open for daily prayers as well as Friday prayers.
- Employees of the Ministry, government offices and private companies will not work from office.
- Restaurants and cafes will no longer serve food and drink on their premises and gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.
- Domestic flights and train journeys will continue to operate and people can enter and exit the city outside of the curfew.
Those people who were exempted from previous restrictions continue to be exempted from the current restrictions provided that they comply with the relevant procedures.
The Ministry made it clear in their announcement that they are monitoring the number of Covid infection cases very seriously in Riyadh. The number is increasing rapidly, as per the Health ministry reports. As the case is, more restrictions may be recalled in other cities of Saudi Arabia. The health ministry declared 2,591 new Covid-19 cases, 31 deaths and 1,651 recoveries from the disease on Friday alone. Total death in Saudi due to the pandemic has now reached 673.