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Saudi Arabia to Lift Most COVID-Related Curbs on Sunday

Saudi Arabia to Lift Most COVID-Related Curbs on Sunday

Saturday, 6 March, 2021 - 10:15
FILE PHOTO - General view of Riyadh city, after the Saudi government eased a curfew, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

Saudi Arabia will end most coronavirus-related restrictions on Sunday, state news agency SPA said on Saturday.


This includes resuming indoor dining, reopening cinemas and resuming entertainment activities and events,


However, some activities will remain banned, including weddings and corporate meetings.


Social gatherings will continue to be limited to a maximum of 20 people, SPA said, citing an official Interior Ministry source.


Inspection campaigns will be increased during the next period to ensure that all individuals and facilities adhere to the precautionary measures, the source said, stressing that violators will be fined.


The source also said that all precautionary measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the competent authorities, according to the developments of the epidemic situation in the Kingdom.


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