Saudi: 24-Hour Lockdown Imposed on Dammam

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has imposed 24-hour lockdown on Dammam, the capital of the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, Al Arabiya reported Sunday morning.

The move comes as part of the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The Saudi authorities have completely banned the entry to or exit from the 2nd Industrial City until further notice, while still allowing movement for shipping and transporting goods.

Vital factories in the 2nd Industrial City will be allowed to operate at 30 per cent capacity, and the factories’ managers, engineers and workers will be allowed to enter the facilities but are not allowed to leave the city.

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The ministry also lifted the lockdown on Dammam’s Al Atheer district, which was imposed on April 15, and said it will allow residents to move around for essential needs from 9am till 5pm.


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