King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a curfew order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, lasting for a period of three weeks from Monday (23 March 2020).
The curfew will apply every day from 7 pm until 6 am starting this evening.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and carried by the Saudi Press Agency reveals those excluded from the curfew are workers from the following essential industries and government services:
Food Sector such as catering and supermarkets And poultry and vegetable shops, meat, bakeries, food factories and laboratories;
Health sector, such as pharmacies and the like, medical clinics (dispensaries), hospitals, laboratories, factories, factories and materials and medical devices;
Media sector in its various means;
Transportation sector, such as those transporting goods, parcels, customs clearance, warehouses, warehouses, logistics services, supply chains for the health sector, the food sector, and port operations;
E-commerce activities such as those working in the electronic procurement applications for the excluded activities and those working in the delivery applications of the excluded activities;
Accommodation services activities such as hotels and furnished apartments;
Energy sector such as gas stations and emergency services for the electric company;
Financial services and insurance sector, such as direct accidents (Najm), urgent health insurance services (approvals), and other insurance services;
Telecom sector as Internet and communication network operators;
Water sector, such as the water company emergency services and home drinking water delivery service (graying).
Source: Arab News