RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has quarantined thousands of people at hotels across the country, to combat coronavirus.
Faced with nearly 4,500 coronavirus infections, the country has also halted air travel, locked down cities and imposed nationwide curfews.
On Apr 6, the Saudi Arabian government had imposed curfew in major cities including capital Riyadh to prevent spread of Coronavirus epidemic.
According to a notification of Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior, the cities where curfew had been imposed also included Jeddah, Taif, Qatif, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, Hafouf and Khobar.
Earlier this month, more than hundred members of the ruling Saudi royal family had reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.
According to The New York Times, which cited hospital contacts, doctors in the country and common sources as saying, Saudi Arabian Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud-the governor of the capital Riyadh who is in his 70s-was in intensive care after contracting the virus.
King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) had remained in isolation to escape the outbreak.