Curfew in Makkah
The Ministry of Interior has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the following 6 districts of Makkah. These measures are aimed at preventing anyone from entering or leaving these areas all through the day.
This measure has been taken after the Ministry of Health announced 40 cases from Makkah on March 30, 2020.
- Ajyad District.
- Al-Masafi District.
- Al-Misfalah District.
- Al-Hujun District.
- Al-Nakasa District.
- Housh Bakr District.
مصدر مسؤول بوزارة الداخلية : تطبيق إجراءات احترازية صحية إضافية بعدد من الأحياء السكنية بمدينة مكة المكرمة ومنع التجول فيها من ظهر اليوم . pic.twitter.com/53PaALUbDv
— وزارة الداخلية (@MOISaudiArabia) March 30, 2020
Curfew in Madinah
The Ministry of Interior has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the following 6 districts of Madinah.
- Al-Shuraybaat District.
- Bani Zufr District.
- Qurbaan District.
- Al-Jum'a District.
- Iskaan District.
- Bani Khudr District.
Curfew in Jeddah, Riyadh
In an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus in the country, the Suadi government has announced that the curfew will begin from 3:00 pm to 6:00 am in Jeddah starting from 29 March 2020.
In addition to that, all the entries and exit from Jeddah city are closed until further notice.
تنفيذًا للإجراءات الاحترازية الإضافية للحد من انتشار فيروس كورونا الجديد، تقرر تقديم موعد منع التجول في محافظة جدة ليكون ابتداء من الساعة الثالثة مساء ، وتعليق الدخول والخروج إليها . pic.twitter.com/jadwugh5XO
— وزارة الداخلية (@MOISaudiArabia) March 29, 2020
Four cities have been included in the early curfew.
The following are the guidelines issued by the Saudi Press Agency.
- The Saudi government has restricted movement between 13 regions of the country.
- It is forbidden to enter or leave the cities of Riyadh, Makkah and Madina and Jeddah.
- The curfew will start from 3:00 pm starting and end on 6:00 am.
ابتداءً من الخميس 26 مارس :
منع سكان مناطق المملكة الخروج من مناطقهم أو الانتقال لغيرها ومنع التجول من الساعة الثالثة عصراً في : الرياض ومكة المكرمة والمدينة المنورة.#واس pic.twitter.com/SdTV8vQI8F
— واس الأخبار الملكية (@spagov) March 25, 2020
Curfew in other cities
On 23rd March, King Salman issued orders to impose curfew in all cities and provinces of Saudi Arabia starting from Monday evening to control the spread of coronavirus disease for a period of 21 days starting from March 23.
The curfew was imposed after the Ministry of Health announced 119 cases in a single day bringing the total number of cases to 562.
All other cities of Saudi Arabia will continue to respect the previous curfew timings i.e. from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Fine and Jail for violating curfew
The Ministry of Interior has announced that anyone who goes out during curfew will face a fine of SR 10,000 and could be jailed as well.
In case if anyone commits the violation for the second time by going out during curfew, he will have to face a fine of SR 20,000 and a jail term of 20 days.
مصدر مسؤول بوزارة الداخلية : من يخالف أمر منع التجول سيعاقب بالغرامة والسجن. pic.twitter.com/0iITZeNBEN
— وزارة الداخلية (@MOISaudiArabia) March 23, 2020
During these difficult times, citizens and residents are encouraged to stay in their homes. The curfew is imposed on all Saudis and residents except the following categories.
Exclusions to Curfew
Employees of the food sector such as catering, supermarkets, poultry and vegetable shops, meat, bakeries, food factories, and laboratories.
Health sector such as pharmacies, medical clinics (dispensaries), hospitals, laboratories, factories, factories and materials, and medical devices.
The media sector in its various means.
The transportation sector, such as those transporting goods, parcels, customs clearance, warehouses, warehouses, logistics services, supply chains for the health sector, the food sector, and port operations;
E-commerce activities such as those working in the electronic procurement applications for the excluded activities and those working in the delivery applications of the excluded activities;
Accommodation services activities such as hotels and furnished apartments.
Energy sectors such as gas stations and emergency services for the electric company.
Financial services and insurance sectors, such as direct accidents (Najm), urgent health insurance services (approvals), and other insurance services.
Telecom sector as Internet and communication network operators;
The water sector such as the water company emergency services and home drinking water delivery service (graying).
Delivery services through smart device applications (express delivery services) during the curfew will be allowed for food and drug needs and other essential goods and services that are excluded and delivered to homes.
Muezzins will be allowed to access mosques to lift the call to prayer at the time of the curfew.
Workers in diplomatic missions and international organizations and the like residing in the Diplomatic Quarter will be allowed to move during the curfew period.