Saudi Arabia extends curfew in Mecca and Medina to 24 hours to tackle coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina, as of today (Thursday) until further notice, as the total number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the country has risen to 21.

The new restrictions come as the kingdom reported 165 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1885. Five new deaths have also been reported over the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 21, Saudi Health Minister Dr Tawfiq Al Rabiah, said during a press conference.

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