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No More Curfew In Saudi Arabia. What About International Flight And Hajj And Umrah Performance?

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has lifted the curfew completely in all regions of the Kingdom, starting at 6am tomorrow, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. The ministry said that the Kingdom will return to the normalcy based on the health authorities’ recommendation, allowing the resumption of all economic and commercial activities with full commitment to the preventive and precautionary measures. Saudi Arabia has eases coronavirus restrictions, resume some economic and commercial activities, and return to “normalcy,” as per the approval of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Umrah will continue to remain suspended until further notice. The international flights, as well as entry and exit across land and sea borders, will continue to remain suspended until further notice. Amid an ongoing suspension of international flights, in a decision to cancel the hajj would be a first since the kingdom was founded in 1932. Saudi Arabia managed to hold the pilgrimage during previous outbreaks of Ebola and MERS. But it is struggling to contain the virus amid a serious spike in daily cases and deaths since authorities began easing a nationwide lockdown in late May.

With the expected return to normal life, the residents of Saudi Arabia await a difference in the new lifestyle, as changes will occur in many aspects of life such as the masks and temperature measurement being a key condition for entering the markets, workplaces, restaurants and public places.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that 46 more people had died from COVID-19 in the Kingdom. It also announced 3,941 new cases of the virus and 3,153 more recoveries from it.

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