Saudi Arabia to impose unified system for movement permits during curfew

 

April 19, 2020

 

  • A total of 1,132 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Kingdom on Saturday


An aerial view shows a deserted boulevard in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on April 8, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. (File/AFP)

 

By Arab News

 

DUBAI – A unified system for movement permits will be implemented across Saudi Arabia, for people excluded from the imposed curfew, starting Tuesday at 3 p.m., an official source at the interior ministry said.

A total of 1,132 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Kingdom on Saturday, meaning 8,274 people are confirmed to have contracted the disease. There are currently 6,853 active cases, 78 of them critical. Of the new cases 21 percent are Saudi, while 79 percent are expatriates.

Most of the newly announced cases were revealed through mass testing activities that target high-risk areas like crowded neighborhoods and workers’ dormitories.

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