Saudi Arabia will lift COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday

Saudi Arabia will lift COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday

Saudi Arabia will lift its coronavirus curfew across the country on Sunday, June 21st, says the Ministry of Interior

The new initiative is the latest effort by the Kingdom to return to “normalcy,” the Ministry added in its statement.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the curfew will be lifted completely starting from 6 AM, Sunday June 21.

All economic and commercial activities will be allowed to resume as they comply with precautionary measures, the ministry added.

However, performing Umrah and international flights remains suspended until further notice.

The partial lockdown in Jeddah between 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. will end on June 20, and public and private sector employees in the city will be allowed to return to work.

Social distancing will continue to be implemented across the country and gatherings of more than fifty people will continue to be banned.

According to the Ministry, those who violate any preventive measures will be punished.

The decision to resume international flights is currently being reviewed by special committees, a spokesman for the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Wednesday.