The order lifts all mask requirements statewide and forbids local authorities from penalizing residents who do not wear a face covering. It removes all restrictions on businesses in counties without a high number of hospitalizations.
The number of confirmed daily infections have since almost tripled to around 30,000, matching the record numbers that were reported in December. The country is also reporting around 150 deaths per day, up from around 65 at the start of the month.
The Saudi interior ministry said in a statement early on Thursday that entertainment activities and events as well as in-restaurant dining would be suspended for 10 days, open to renewal.
Biden has pledged to restore the United States’ historic role as a country that welcomes refugees from around the world after four years of cuts to admissions under Trump. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are 1.4 million refugees worldwide
The Dubai Police have arrested the general manager of a tourism company, its marketing director, and a DJ for organising a party for more than 100 guests in a closed place.
Both centres were temporarily shut down for the public safety and health, and they will be opened later after ensuring all conditions and requirements are complied with.
Dubai Economy has shut down a cafe in Karama in co-operation with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Tourism after the outlet was found to have ignored physical distancing guidelines issued as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.
Teams from the Council and Dubai Economy have been visiting academies and sports and fitness centres in the Emirate to inspect the facilities and ensure they comply with all the precautionary measures.
Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension of international flights as of Sept.15 to allow "exceptional categories" of citizens and residents to travel, the state news agency SPA said on Sunday.