Saudi Arabia imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew over coronavirus

Dr. Mohamed Al Abdel Aali spokesman of the Ministry of Health

Saudi Health Ministry spokesperson Mohammed Abdelali told a televised news conference on Tuesday that the fatality occurred on Monday night in Medina, where the man's health had deteriorated quickly after reporting to the emergency room.

Saudi authorities on Sunday reported new 19 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total infections in the kingdom to 511.

The Arab world's biggest economy has shut down cinemas, malls and restaurants, halted flights and suspended the year-round umrah pilgrimage as it steps up efforts to contain the deadly virus.

Curfew has been imposed in Saudi Arabia from Monday evening onwards.

The summit will be complicated by an oil price war between two members, Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation, and rising tensions between two others, the United States and China, over the origin of the virus, which has infected almost 400,000 people globally and killed more than 17,200.

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So far, more than 40,000 people have been tested positive in the U.S. , while over 400 have died because of the lethal virus. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said Mr.

The UAE, the region's tourism and business hub and an air transit centre, has 248 infections.

Also on Friday, the Saudi Customs announced in a separate statement its decision to stop the export of medicines as well as pharmaceutical and medical devices in order to provide the utmost protection for citizens and expatriates in the Kingdom. Evacuation flights and cargo services continue.

The suspensions are likely to add more economic pressure on Dubai, which does not have the oil and gas wealth of the capital Abu Dhabi. Most government operations, including non-urgent court hearings, are paused. "I don't know why they haven't closed (earlier)", said an employee.

Oman also said it would suspend all passenger flights from March 29 except to and from Musandam, bordering the UAE.

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