Saudi Arabia temporarily barred entry and exit in Al Oatif
The reason for temporarily closing the entry and exit in Al. Oatif is to fight against the spread of Coronavirus. The government departments and private institutions are also closed after the announcement of schools closing down for 2 weeks. However, there is no update on how long the offices will be closed. The official announcement from the Ministry of Interior can be seen below.
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Sources has also confirmed that one of the reasons for dosing down the ALQatif region is because all 11 cases are found in this region.
(Source: Saudi Gazette and Ministry of Interior, 2020)