RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will enforce a 24-hour curfew across the Kingdom to stem the spread of coronavirus during the five-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Until the economic activities will remain open and people can move freely between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., excluding the holy of Makkah, which remains under full curfew, read the statement according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The Kingdom registered on Tuesday 1,911 new coronavirus cases, raising the total to 42,925.
Recoveries have rised to 15,257, said Health Ministry spokesman Mohammed Abdelali.
Nine new fatalities were reported, taking toll to 264, he added.
No children infected with the virus are in critical condition.
A spike in infections among children reported in recent days has been blamed on Ramadan family gatherings and violations of preventive measures.
Abdelali said it takes just one infected person to spread the virus to dozens of others.