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Third Saudi Expansion of Grand Mosque in Makkah shut
Culture & Education | Thursday 26 March, 2020 8:30 am
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, has directed the closure of the Third Saudi Expansion Area of the Grand Mosque in Makkah as part of the precautionary measures being taken to stem the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi Press Agency...
SAMA Announces Raising E-Wallet top-up Monthly Ceiling Limit Up to 20,000 SAR
Business & Money | Thursday 26 March, 2020 3:37 am
 The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has informed the licensed Payment Services Providers (PSPs) in the kingdom, with its decision to raise the allowed top-up of the monthly ceiling limit for e-wallets up to (20,000) SAR. This is based on SAMA’s supervisory and regulatory role...
King orders lockdown in Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh
Government | Wednesday 25 March, 2020 1:08 pm
An order issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Wednesday prohibits people of all the 13 provinces of the Kingdom from leaving the region or moving to another region. The order takes effect on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The royal order also bans people from...
G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders’ Summit on COVID-19 to be held on Thursday
Government | Wednesday 25 March, 2020 10:00 am
The Saudi G20 Presidency has set the date of the extraordinary virtual Leaders’ Summit for Thursday, March 26. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will chair the meeting to advance a coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications. G20...
Only main gates of the Grand Mosque to remain open
Government | Wednesday 25 March, 2020 3:11 am
Except the main gates, all other gates of the Grand Mosque in the holy city will remain closed, Saudi Press Agency reported citing a directive from Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, chief of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques. The move is part of the precautionary and...
Consumers can order delivery of goods through apps
Business & Money | Wednesday 25 March, 2020 12:09 am
The Ministry of Commerce has called on citizens and residents to use electronic applications for delivery of essential goods during the curfew period, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday quoting the ministry sources. Exhorting consumers to stay at home as much as possible irrespective of...
GACA obliges all Air Cargo companies with health safety requirements to prevent Coronavirus
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 March, 2020 3:04 pm
 The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) implemented several preventive measures to combat the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom's airports, in coordination with the Ministry of Health. GACA obliged the air freight companies operating in Saudi airports to...
Bahri continues full operations with anti-coronavirus measures in place
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 March, 2020 11:33 am
Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, today announced that its operations continue without disruption despite the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the company has taken all the necessary precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its employees at its offices ...
Saudi curfew praised as coronavirus measures increased
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 March, 2020 9:58 am
Saudi ministers, government officials and embassies around the world launched a united campaign a day before the official announcement of a partial curfew to encourage citizens and residents to stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The curfew, announced by the Saudi government at 2 a.m....
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors held virtual meeting
Business & Money | Tuesday 24 March, 2020 3:14 am
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met virtually on Monday 23 March 2020, under the Saudi G20 Presidency, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and coordinate their efforts in response to this global challenge.   They also discussed the...