Saudi Arabia to end curfew in June

Saudi Arabia to end curfew in June

From June 21, Saudi Arabia will revise curfew times and lift it entirely across the country that was imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, Middle East media reports. The exception will be for the holy for Muslims city of Mecca, where the curfew time will remain in force to 3 p.m-6 a.m. local time.

Bans on domestic travel imposed to tackle the coronavirus spread will be lifted, starting May 31. Holding prayers in mosques and workplace attendance in both government and private sector will be allowed from June.

A 24-hour lockdown was imposed in Saudi Arabia from May 23 during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.