Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Mecca and Medina

Citizens not allowed to leave their homes, except in emergencies or to buy supplies from their neighborhoods.

Mecca.

According to the Saudi Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia has imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew on the cities of Mecca and Medina to halt the spread of coronavirus.

These two cities are considered the holiest sites of Islam and they attract millions of Muslim visitors for pilgrimage every year.

In the previous month, the government began imposing curfews on cities, but gradually implemented stricter restrictions after a rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

As a result of this 24-hour curfew, citizens not allowed to leave their homes, except in emergencies or to buy supplies from their neighborhoods.

Travel in and out of the cities has been banned, while all shops are closed, except for pharmacies, banks, and supply stores.

Share this Article