Saudi Arabia has imposed an evening curfew for the next three weeks
The curfewwill last from 7pm to 6am for the next three weeks, and will be implemented from Monday (March 23).
A statement from the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said:
“The royal order to the concerned authorities included urging citizens to stay in their homes during the coming period, especially the period of curfew, and not to leave except in cases of extreme necessity in the period in which the prohibition does not apply, as preserving public health has become one of the most important duties for the people of this country and those residing on its land, and they must fulfil their duty by staying in their homes, and not to expose themselves and their country to the risk of the spread of this pandemic.”
Those who are exempt from the curfew include employees in F&B services, diplomatic staff, security, military and media, and those in relevant health and service sectors. Here's the full list of employees exempt from the curfew.
The UAE Government has also asked residents to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary, such as picking up food and medicine or perform essential jobs.
Arabian Business reports that the UAE's Ministry of Interior and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management Authority urged UAE citizens to comply with the new instructions.