An official source at the Ministry of Interior has stated that in light of the
recommendations of competent health authorities to enhance the precautionary
measures to limit the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia and to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents,
the following was decided:
First: Applying additional health precautionary measures to isolate the Al-Atheer district in Dammam city, ban entry or exit from it, and impose 24-hour curfew starting today until further notice.
Second: Within the isolation area scope, the people of the aforementioned district are allowed to leave their houses for the necessary needs such as health care and food supplies from 6:00 am to 15:00 pm.
Third: All authorized activities to continue performing their duties during the curfew times in the health isolated district within the narrowest scope and according to the procedures and controls decided by the concerned authority.
The Ministry stressed that these measures were taken within the framework of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to preserve the public health by preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, which are subject to continuous evaluation with the relevant health authorities.
The Ministry also called on everyone to be responsible through adhering to these measures.
Source: Saudi Press Agency