RIYADH 

Saudi Arabia on Sunday ordered a lockdown on the Jeddah province as part of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, the official SPA news agency reported.

SPA, citing a source with the Interior Ministry, said entry and exit will be prohibited from the province.

Authorities also brought forward a curfew in the province to start at 3:00 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT) instead of 7:00 p.m. (16:00 GMT).

Last week, Saudi authorities imposed a three-week curfew and locked down Riyadh and the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah to curb the disease.

Saudi Arabia has reported three deaths

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