King Salman orders easing of lockdown except in Mecca
Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has ordered that the curfew in all regions of the Kingdom be partially lifted. From 9 am till 5 pm, from Sunday till Wednesday 13th May. While Mecca and previously segregated areas ordered to maintain a 24-hour curfew.
The order also allowed the opening of some economic and commercial activities.
In addition to malls, in the period from 6 to 20 Ramadan, the activities include wholesale and retail shops. From April 29th Wednesday until May 13th Wednesday.
King Salman reduced version of Taraweeh prayers in the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina because of coronavirus. The General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques’ Affairs has planned a detailed plan to introduce precautionary health measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
The program involves full suspension of the entry of worshippers into the Holy Mosques and an increase in the process of sterilization for those who join the mosques. On the other hand, during the month of Ramadan, Saudi
Arabia intends to ease curfew hours that it has put on several cities.
This decision was taken to give more time for people to shop within their neighborhood borders for important Ramadan needs.