Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extended the national curfew until additional notice due to new coronavirus outbreak on Sunday after more than 300 new infections have been reported in the last four days. King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced this.
Last Week, Saudi Arabia locks down most of its population to avoid the spread of the virus and put its capital Riyadh and other major cities under the 24-hour curfew.
Elsewhere, the curfew which began on March 23 runs from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The country of some 30 million has recorded 4,033 infections with 52 deaths, the highest among the six Gulf Arab states where the total count has surpassed 13,200 with 88 deaths despite strict measures to curb transmissions.
The kingdom has halted international flights, suspended the year-round umrah pilgrimage, and closed most public places. Other Gulf states have taken similar precautions.
The United Arab Emirates, the region’s tourism and business hub, has the second highest tally at 3,736 cases with 20 deaths.
Several Gulf Arab states have seen the virus spread among low-wage foreign workers, many of whom live in overcrowded accommodations.
Millions of migrant workers, mainly from Asian countries, including Nepal, India and the Philippines, are among the region’s large expatriate population.