Saudi Arabia locks down 3 cities to curb coronavirusChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 26, 2020
Saudi Arabia has ordered a lockdown on the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The capital Riyadh
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The new measures, which will take effect on Thursday, also include preventing people in the kingdom's 13 regions from leaving the region or traveling to another region.
A three-week curfew imposed on Monday was tightened in Riyadh, Makkah and Madinah to begin at 3:00 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT) instead of 7:00 p.m. (16;00 GMT). ■