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Global - May 25, 2020

Breaking: Saudi Arabia to ease restrictions, restart business, return to “normal’

 

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday easing of many coronavirus-related restrictions, the resumption of some economic and commercial activity, and returning to “normalcy”, and set dates for the stages of re-opening the Kingdom.

Starting from May 28 until May 30, Saudi Arabia will:

Allow movement between the hours of 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. in all areas of the Kingdom, except in Mecca.

Allow movement between regions and cities in the Kingdom in private cars, except during curfew hours.

Allow economic and commercial activities to resume in retail and wholesale shops and malls.

Continue shut down of activities, during which social distancing cannot be achieved, such as in beauty salons, barber shops, sports clubs, health clubs, entertainment centers, and cinemas.

Starting from May 31 until June 20, Saudi Arabia will:

Allow movement between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. in all areas of the Kingdom, except in Mecca.

Lift the suspension of workplace attendance, and allow all employees in ministries, government entities and private sector companies to return to working from their offices, given that they follow strict precautionary guidelines.

Lift the suspension on domestic flights, given adherence to precautionary measures set by the civil aviation authority and the Ministry of Health.

Lift the suspension on travel between regions in the Kingdom using various transport methods.

Allow serving food and beverages in restaurants and cafes.

Continue shut down of activities, during which social distancing cannot be achieved, such as in beauty salons, barber shops, sports clubs, health clubs, entertainment centers, and cinemas

Continue imposing social distancing measures in public areas at all time.

Continue to ban social gatherings of more than fifty people, such as weddings and funerals.

Starting from June 21, Saudi Arabia will:

Return to “normalcy” in all areas of the Kingdom, except Mecca, and restore conditions to how life was before implementing curfews.

Continue to enforce social distancing.

Al Arabiya English

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