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Saudi: Curfew Tightened; Travel Between Some Cities Suspended
Saudi Arabia has suspended inter-city travel between Riyadh, Medina and Mecca and has tightened curfews in the cities to start at 3 p.m. local time, according to state news agency SPA
On Monday, Saudi Arabia had imposed a curfew across the country starting at 7 p.m. local time until 6 a.m. for 21 days to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The tighter curfew comes a day ahead of a virtual G20 leader’s summit, which will be chaired by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz “to advance a coordinated global response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications,” a statement from the G20 Saudi Secretariat said.