Historic Jeddah
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Saudi authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Riyadh, Tabouk, Dammam, Dhahran, Al Hofuf, as well as in Jeddah, Taif, Al Qatif and Al Khobar, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), quoting a source at the Ministry of Interior.

The authorities extended the round-the-clock curfew as the kingdom reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the death toll to 38, while the total number of confirmed infections has reached 2,523.

The new restrictions aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country where the number of new infections is on the increase.

Earlier on Saturday, Saudi authorities imposed a 24-hour curfew in seven neighbourhoods in Jeddah. On Thursday, the authorities extended the curfew in the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina to 24 hours until further notice.