Saudi Arabia locks down Medina

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Medina locked down by Saudi authorities. Above a road in Mecca
Medina locked down by Saudi authorities. Above a road in Mecca

Saudi Arabia has imposed a partial lockdown on the city of Medina, the Ministry of Interior has announced.

The measure is part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The neighbourhoods affected are: Ash-Shuraybat city, Qurban, al-Jumaa, Banidhafar, some areas of al-Iskan, and Bani Khidrah.

Saudi Arabia’s confirmed cases rose to 3,651 on Friday. Medina has 475 cases.

The ministry said movement will be restricted in the locked down parts of the city.

All citizens and residents must remain at home throughout the day.