According to Sputnik News Agency, the decree also stipulated the reopening of retail stores, shopping centres and the resumption of construction works.
The document re-emphasized the importance of social distancing and other precautionary measures but left it upon "relevant authorities" to decide whether to shut down restaurants, cinemas, beauty salons and other facilities if such measures were not observed.
Earlier this week, the Saudi authorities announced the closure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in the city of Medina, which are the two holiest sites in Islam, during the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Thursday and will last through May 23 this year.
As of Saturday, Saudi Arabia has recorded some 16,300 and 136 deaths from COVID-19 with a stable increase of about 1,000 cases daily throughout the week. – BERNAMA