Coronavirus: Saudi Eases Lockdown in Qatif

A couple takes a stroll on a sidewalk in Qatif city in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, some 400Km from the capital Riyadh, on March 9, 2020. (Photo by STR / AFP)
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Saudi Arabia will allow entry to and exit from the Qatif governorate, state news agency SPA reported, citing the Ministry of Interior.

The Kingdom will also allow movement in the city from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The ministry also announced the resumption of all excluded activities and the continuation of implementing precautionary measures in order to preserve the safety and health of citizens and residents.

The total number of infected cases in the country has stood at 21,402, while recoveries have reached 2,953. The number of fatalities has also risen to 157.

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