Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 154 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing a total number of 1,453 cases in the Kingdom, Saudi Gazette reported.
Recall that the kingdom had imposed a curfew in its four major cities of Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and Jeddah, following what could be described as an upscale in the infection of the virus across the kingdom.
The Ministry of Interior had also called on civil and military authorities to co-operate fully with the measures.
However, some workers will be exempt from the curfew. These include employees of the vital parts of the public and private sectors whose work requires continued performance during the prevention period, the government said.
It also includes employees in the security, military and media sectors, and those in relevant health and service sectors.
Meanwhile, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered coronavirus treatment to be available to anyone in need of medical care, including people who have overstayed their visa in the Kingdom.
Health Minister, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, who gave the directive on Monday, urged all of those showing symptoms not to hesitate in going to a hospital, whether private or public, to get tested and receive the proper care under King Salman’s new order.
This includes visa violators who should not legally be in the country, Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted Al-Rabiah as saying.
The minister emphasized the need to follow all precautionary measures to avoid contracting the virus.