Saudi considering to have ‘unified’ permit system during curfew

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Saudi Arabia is currently planning to enforce a “unified system for movement permits” during the curfew across the country, local daily Arab News reported. The new system will be implemented from Tuesday, April 21, the report quoted an official source at the interior ministry as saying.

Saudi Arabia had earlier imposed an evening curfew across the kingdom from March 23 to curb the spread of COVID-19. It later extended that it to a 24-hour curfew in several cities including Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah and Dammam due to the alarming rate at which the coronavirus was spreading across the kingdom.

Under the curfew, entry into and exit from these areas has been banned until further notice. The ban does not extend to those already exempted, including employees of vital sectors in the government and private sectors.


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