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Saudi Arabia Reimposes 3 pm Curfew in View of Spike in Coronavirus Cases

General view shows the cars on the street, after curfew lifted, which was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo

General view shows the cars on the street, after curfew lifted, which was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo

The kingdom has recorded more than 95,000 cases, including 642 deaths.

After loosening some restrictions, Saudi Arabia on Saturday reimposed a 3 p.m. curfew on residents in its second-largest city of Jiddah and suspended prayers in mosques there again.

The decision comes as confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise, including an alarming spike in the number of critical cases.

The kingdom has recorded more than 95,000 cases, including 642 deaths.

first published:June 06, 2020, 20:37 IST