Saudi Arabia imposed on Thursday a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina as part of precautionary measures against the coronavirus, Saudi Press Agency said.
The curfew would be effective in all parts of the two cities, with continuing ban of entry into and exit from them, said the report, quoting an official from the Interior Ministry.
The ban of entry and exit does not include employees from vital sectors in government and private sectors, whose works require continued performance during the ban period.
Residents of the neighbourhoods of the two cities are allowed to leave their homes to meet only necessary needs such as health care and food supplies, within neighbourhoods from 6am until 3pm every day.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry tweeted on Thursday the registration of 165 new coronavirus cases, five deaths and 64 recoveries.