Saudi Arabia will conclude its nationwide curfew and would lift its restrictions on every business from Sunday mornings.
The curfew will be lifted from 6 AM local time on Sunday. However, the restrictions or the lockdown will remain as it is for all the religious pilgrimages, international travel, and social gatherings not more than 50 people.
The nationwide lockdown was started three months before due to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Kingdom introduced the lockdown in March which included 24 curfews on most towns and cities.
The kingdom in May announced a three-phase plan to ease restrictions on movement and travel. The nationwide curfew culminates on June 21 Sunday.
Due to the relaxation of movement and travel from May 28, the number of cases of the noble coronavirus patients has risen rapidly in recent weeks.
Saudi Arabia has recorded 150k plus cases of the novel coronavirus and total 1,230 deaths, the highest in the Six nation Gulf Cooperation Council.
Saudi Arabia plans to limit the number of annual pilgrimages to haj to prevent a further outbreak of this coronavirus cases, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier this month.
Around 2.5 million pilgrims visit the holiest site of Islam Mecca and Medina for a week-long Haj, a once in a lifetime duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it. Saudi – Arabia government officials asked Muslims in March to put their Haj plans on hold and suspended the umrah pilgrimage until further notice.