Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in Mecca

Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in Mecca
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Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week, more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, APA reports citing Reuters.

Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in the curfew completely ending - with the exception of the holy city of Mecca — from June 21, the state news agency reported in a statement early on Tuesday.

The Hajj and Umrah pilgrimmages — which attract millions of travelers from around the world — will remain suspended until further notice.

The kingdom has so far recorded 74,795 cases of COVID-19 with 399 deaths. More than 2,000 cases are still being reported daily.

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