Riyadh and Jeddah announced on Sunday the closure of shopping malls and all activities within their premises, including restaurants and children’s play areas. However, supermarkets and pharmacies are allowed to open as usual.
The measures are as a precaution against containing coronavirus.
According to a circular issued by the Riyadh mayoralty, eating and drinking inside restaurants and cafes in the Riyadh region, are banned and these include both open or closed facilities.
The restaurants and cafes can offer takeaway and drive-through services. The measures also included preventing gatherings in open and closed public places, including parks and desert areas.