COVID-19: Saudi Arabia imposes unified system for movement permits during curfew

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia imposes unified system for movement permits during curfew

A unified system for movement permits will be implemented across Saudi Arabia for people excluded from the imposed curfew, starting Tuesday at 3 p.m., an official source at the interior ministry said.

A total of 1,132 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Kingdom on Saturday and 8,274 people are confirmed to have been infected with the disease. There are currently 6,853 active cases, 78 of them critical.

Out of the 1,132 new cases, 21 percent are Saudi nationals and 79 percent are expatriates.

Most of the newly announced cases were revealed through mass testing activities that target high-risk areas like crowded neighborhoods and workers’ dormitories.