Government decides to reopen restaurants, cafes and many more sectors


Published: 2020-06-04 14:15

Last Updated: 2023-09-29 11:56

During the press conference
During the press conference

Starting Saturday, June 6, nurseries, restaurants, cafes, mosques, churches, sports clubs, hotel and hospitality industry, tourist sites and the domestic aviation industry will reopen, the Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adaileh, announced today. 

"Mosques and churches will be fully open on Saturday," the Minister stated, adding that worshippers can go to mosques to perform the Dawn prayer (Fajr prayer) on foot. 

However, schools, universities, colleges, institutes, training and cultural centers, kindergartens, wedding halls, mourning houses, cinemas, public parks and theme parks will remain closed, Adaileh confirmed during a press conference at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management.

"No youth activities, events, parties, conferences, exhibitions, cultural events and festivals are allowed to be held," Adaileh stressed. 

The government has also decided that movement hours will be from 6 am to 12 am starting Saturday, the Minister said. Shops will be allowed to open from 6 am to 11 pm.

The even-odd license plate policy will be canceled starting Saturday, where all private vehicles can be used and people can move between the governorates without restrictions. 

"No comprehensive curfews will be imposed in the Kingdom as of Saturday," Adaileh noted. 

As of Saturday, the public transport sector will be allowed to operate between the governorates and can carry passengers at a capacity of 50%, the Minister stated. 

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