YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi Arabia suspends all recreational activities, events

RIYADH, Feb. 4 (YPA) – Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced about a number of precautionary measures to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), coinciding with the emergence of indicators of an increase in the epidemic curve in some regions of the country.

An official source at the Interior Ministry said that all events and parties, including weddings and corporate meetings, were scheduled to be suspended for 30 days, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA)

It was also decided to stop all recreational activities and events, and to close cinemas and indoor entertainment centers, independent indoor games venues in restaurants, shopping malls and so on, lounges and sports centres, for 10 extendable days.

The statement added that it was decided to suspend the provision of internal application services in restaurants and cafes and in its ruling and only to submit external applications for 10 days, which can be extended.

The new procedures were scheduled to be introduced as of 10 p.m. on Thursday, stressing that these measures are subject to continuous evaluation with the health authorities.