Saudi Arabia’s crown prince calls UK's Prince Charles to check up on him after coronavirus recovery

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)
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Updated 03 April 2020

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince calls UK's Prince Charles to check up on him after coronavirus recovery

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Britain’s Prince Charles on Thursday to check up on him after his self-isolation period came to an end recently after testing positive for coronavirus.

The British heir-to-the-throne ended his quarantine period on Monday and is in good health. 

Last week, his Clarence House office revealed that Prince Charles, 71, had been tested after displaying mild symptoms of the virus and had spent a period of seven days in self-isolation at his Birkhall home in Scotland where he had continued to work.


Saudi Arabia announces reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

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Saudi Arabia announces reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

  • Restrictions will come into effect from Saturday and are a response to an evaluation of the health situation in the city
  • The curfew in Jeddah will be between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. and mosques will close once again

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has announced a series of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jeddah that will last for 15 days.
The restrictions will come into effect from Saturday and are a response to an evaluation of the health situation in the city by the relevant authorities.
The curfew in Jeddah will be between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. as of Saturday and mosques will close once again.
Employees of ministries, government agencies and private sector companies in the city will not work from the office.
Restaurants and cafes will no longer serve food and drink on their premises and gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.
Domestic flights and train journeys will continue to operate and people can enter and exit the city outside of the curfew.
Those people who were exempted from previous restrictions continue to be exempted from the current restrictions provided that they comply with the relevant procedures.
The interior ministry added the number of critical cases in Riyadh is being monitored and appropriate action will be taken should the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise as has been the case recently.