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Saudi Arabia Announces Lockdown, Partial Curfew in 7 Jeddah Neighborhoods

Saudi Arabia Announces Lockdown, Partial Curfew in 7 Jeddah Neighborhoods

Saturday, 4 April, 2020 - 16:45
Deserted streets in Jeddah as residents respect the curfew imposed over the coronavirus. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities announced a lockdown and a partial curfew in seven neighborhoods of Jeddah starting on Saturday as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the interior ministry said in a statement.


Saudi Arabia has reported 2,179 cases of confirmed infections up until Saturday and 29 deaths.


The interior ministry said residents in the seven Jeddah neighborhoods could only go out for grocery shopping and medical care between 6 am and 3 pm and movement in and out of the areas will be restricted.


Similar measures have been announced in the past few days in other Saudi cities, including the Gulf port of Dammam.


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