Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has imposed 24-hour lockdown on Dammam, the capital of the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, Al Arabiya reported.
The move comes as part of the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Although the authorities allowed movement for shipping and transporting goods, entry to or exit from the 2nd Industrial City was completely banned until further notice.
Industries considered vital will be allowed to operate at 30 percent capacity, with their managers, engineers and workers allowed to enter the facilities but barred from leaving the city.
However, the ministry lifted the lockdown previously imposed on the city's al-Atheer district on April 15, allowing residents to move around for essential needs from 9 AM till 5 PM.