In front of Corona .. Saudi Arabia stops visiting separated parents to their children


Saudi Arabia has suspended final rulings and court orders over the rights to visit children of separated parents, in the country’s latest effort to curb an outbreak of the new Corona virus among families, official media reports said on Wednesday.

And the official Saudi news agency “SPA” said that the parents were informed of the change by text messages, in the latest action taken by the Kingdom to prevent the increasing number of new injuries, amid a curfew around the clock that covered almost all parts of the country.

Saudi Arabia recorded 2750 confirmed cases of the virus, including forty one deaths.

The Kingdom began this week to impose a curfew throughout the day in the capital Riyadh and many other cities, including Jeddah and Mecca.

Saudi Arabia had banned travel to and from Riyadh, Mecca and Medina, suspended prayer in mosques, and closed the Great Mosque of Mecca to pilgrims and pilgrims.

Saudi media quoted Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah as warning on Tuesday that 10,000 to 200,000 people could become infected within the kingdom within weeks, according to four different studies conducted by experts.

Also on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Salman ordered the temporary release of prisoners serving sentences for failing to pay private debts, and ordered the suspension of all judicial rulings in similar cases.

The government did not specify how many convicts will be covered by the decision.

Several countries in the Middle East have released some prisoners convicted of violent cases due to fears that prison conditions will accelerate the spread of the virus.

Sudan has released more than two hundred prisoners in Darfur state, according to the official Sudanese news agency, “Suna”, late on Tuesday.

The prisoners were among more than 4,200 prisoners the transitional government said would release them to prevent the spread of the virus.

Sudan, which announced a series of measures, including a night curfew across the country, recorded 14 cases of the emerging coronavirus, of which two had died.

For most people, the Corona virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms after about two weeks, such as fever and coughing. But it may lead to more serious diseases such as pneumonia, or even death, especially in the elderly and people with existing health problems.

The Middle East recorded about 128,000 cases, and Iran topped the list of the most affected countries in the region.

On Wednesday, the Iranian authorities said that 121 people who were infected with the virus had died in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll there to 3993 out of 6,4586 confirmed cases.

For its part, the Egyptian government announced on Wednesday that it would extend the night curfew throughout the country for two weeks until April 23 and impose other preventive measures, despite reducing curfew hours from 8 pm to 6 am.

Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly appealed to citizens to remain socially separated, stay in their homes and adhere to government measures, saying that the largest country in the Arab world in terms of population expects a significant increase in the number of injuries during the next two to three weeks.

Egypt closed schools, universities, mosques, churches and archaeological sites, including the Pyramids of Giza, halted international flights, and ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes, shopping malls and gyms at night to encourage individuals to stay in their homes.

Nevertheless, the application of social divergence, by maintaining one meter of distance between individuals, is still difficult to achieve at times in the capital, Cairo, which is inhabited by more than 20 million people, and other urban areas.

Many of them still go to work during the day, riding in crowded buses and minibuses, not to mention that most of them do not wear masks.

The confirmed number of coronavirus infections is more than 1,320, and 85 deaths.


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