The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a total of 2,039 cases of coronavirus, with 25 deaths and 351 of them discharged after undergoing treatment.
The Kingdom has similarly imposed curfew on the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in a bid to stem the spread of the virus.
A statistic released today, April 3 by Kingdom shows that 13 cases were recorded in the country’s federal capital, Riyadh, while Madinnah, the city of Prophet Muhammad’s maternal home records the highest cases of 34.
Jeddah, the main commercial centre of the country records 30 cases even as Makkah, home to Kaaba, records 21 cases.
No fewer than 15 major cities and regions have recorded cases of the virus with the least of one each, recorded in four cities.
This is even as the Kingdom imposed curfew on Makkah and Madinah, the two Holy cities most hit by the virus.
According to the Saudi press Agency (SPA), quoting an official source at the Ministry of Interior, the curfew took effect from today, April 3.
Residents in both cities may leave their homes only for necessary reasons such as buying food and for medical care only, between the hours of 6 am and 3 pm.
It said that those who go out must remain within their residential areas, adding that the curfew exemptions still apply to those in vital public and private sectors such as security, military and media.
Those who work in health services are also excluded from the curfew.