Saudi Arabia has revised its coronavirus curfew timings for the month of Ramadan allowing residents to go out for necessary needs between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday, citing a Ministry of Interior source.
Residents in all areas and cities not currently under a 24-hour lockdown will be allowed to go out between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the Muslim holy month, according to SPA.
However, areas under a complete lockdown will only be allowed to go out for essential needs, such as grocery shopping or medical visits, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents in these areas must stay within their neighborhoods, SPA reported. Only two people are permitted to be in one vehicle at a time.
Residents of neighborhoods which have been quarantined are still prevented from leaving their homes at any time, according to SPA.
A 24-hour lockdown was previously imposed on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, and Hofuf and throughout the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif, and Khobar.
The government had imposed a full lockdown on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well. Other cities and governorates had a curfew implemented from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.