6 neighborhoods in Medina were isolated for 24 hours


The Saudi authorities announced, yesterday evening, Friday, the isolation of 6 neighborhoods in Medina for 24 hours.

The Saudi newspaper “Sabq” published on the Emirate of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah region its announcement of applying additional health precautionary measures in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah to combat the Corona virus and taking more preventive and precautionary measures.

A Saudi citizen wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure against Virus Corona, walks past a mural showing the face of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in the capital Riyadh, March 15, 2020.

The Principality of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah region said that “based on the health recommendations submitted by the concerned authorities, it was decided to extend the prohibition period within the neighborhoods of Sherbat, Bani Zafar, Qurban, Friday, and part of the housing, Bani Khudra.”

The emirate stated that “a ban on entry or exit from these neighborhoods will be applied throughout the day 24 hours, starting at 6:00 am tomorrow, Saturday, for two weeks.”

It indicated that the residents of the aforementioned neighborhoods can exit to urgent needs such as health care and supplies, within the scope of the exclusion zone during the period (6:00 – 15:00).

It also advised the Saudi authorities to adhere to the home quarantine, and contact health 937 in the event of any symptoms.

She added that “the prohibition of movement within the range referred to in the first paragraph does not include the groups excluded from the curfew decision, bearing in mind that this should be in the strictest limits and in accordance with the procedures and controls set by the concerned authority.”

On Friday evening, the Saudi Ministry of Interior specified the categories allowed to move between Makkah, Riyadh and Madinah.

The Saudi News Agency “SPA” quoted an official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior as confirming that, according to the curfew order, to limit the spread of the new Corona virus for 21 days, some groups will be allowed to move between the cities of Mecca, Riyadh and Medina.

The ministry stated that “camel owners, stables and cattle dealers will be allowed to enter and exit each of the cities of Riyadh, Medina, and Makkah during the lifting of the curfew only today, Saturday, from 6 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon.”

On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the Corona virus as a global pandemic, confirming that the number of infected people is increasing very rapidly across international borders.

The epidemic forced many countries of the world, led by large countries with their capabilities and population, to take exceptional measures.

These measures varied, from flying bans to declaring a curfew and isolating entire areas, and even closing places of worship, to prevent the spread of deadly infections.


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