Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced on Friday that it will start easing covid restrictions from Sunday, Oct. 17, as the number of daily reported cases continues to remain below 59.
New COVID cases in the Kingdom have been fluctuating around the 50-mark, with infections dipping below the mark on Thursday after four straight days of new cases recording over the 50-mark.
According to the Ministry of Health statement, three more people died due to complications caused by the virus over the past 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the Kingdom to 547,845 and the virus-related fatalities to 8,758.
The Kingdom will allow the Grand Mosque in Makkah to operate at total capacity. Still, workers and visitors must continue wearing face masks at all times.
Saudi Arabia will lift outdoor mask mandates but will still require to wear face coverings indoors.
The decision to ease social distancing requirements will allow commercial outlets and restaurants to operate to their total capacity.
Wedding gatherings will also be permitted without covid restriction on the number of persons attending the event, however, these gatherings will need to conform to and abide by the preventive measures as prescribed.