Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia revises curfew timings for month of Ramadan

Saudi Arabia has revised its coronavirus curfew timings for the month of Ramadan allowing residents to go out for necessary needs between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday, citing a Ministry of Interior source.

Residents in all areas and cities not currently under a 24-hour lockdown will be allowed to go out between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the Muslim holy month, according to SPA.

However, areas under a complete lockdown will only be allowed to go out for essential needs, such as grocery shopping or medical visits, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents in these areas must stay within their neighborhoods, SPA reported. Only two people are permitted to be in one vehicle at a time.

Residents of neighborhoods which have been quarantined are still prevented from leaving their homes at any time, according to SPA.

A 24-hour lockdown was previously imposed on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, and Hofuf and throughout the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif, and Khobar.

The government had imposed a full lockdown on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well. Other cities and governorates had a curfew implemented from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.