Saudi imposes 24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madinah

Saudi imposes 24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madinah
The Grand Mosque complex in Makkah. (AFP from Arab News)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Saudi Arabia has enforced a 24-hour daily curfew in Makkah and Madinah, effective immediately on Thursday, until further notice, Saudi press Agency (SPA) reported quoting an official source at the Ministry of Interior.

Residents in both cities may leave their homes only for necessary reasons such as buying food and for medical care only between the hours of 6 a.m. till 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, those who go out must remain within their residential area.

The official said curfew exemptions still apply to those in vital public and private sectors such as security, military and media.

Those who work in health services are also excluded from the curfew.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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