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Saudi announce Sunday, as the last day of Ramadan

SAUDI ARABIA’S AUTHORITIES HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THE MUSLIM HOLIDAY OF EID EL-FITR, MARKING THE END OF THE FASTING MONTH OF RAMADAN, WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY IN THE KINGDOM.

THE ROYAL COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT IN A STATEMENT ON FRIDAY SAID TODAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY OF THE SACRED HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN AND EID EL-FITR WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW.

HOWEVER, SAUDI ARABIA, HOME TO THE WORLD’S MOST HOLY MUSLIM SITES, HAS PUT IN PLACE A FULL CURFEW FOR THE HOLIDAY PERIOD, AFTER EASING SOME OF ITS RESTRICTIVE MEASURES DURING RAMADAN.

THE KINGDOM IS THE MOST AFFECTED COUNTRY IN THE GULF, ACCORDING TO DECLARED DATA, WITH MORE THAN 67,000 CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS AND 364 DEATHS FROM THE COVID-19 RESPIRATORY DISEASE.

MEANWHILE, RELIGIOUS AUTHORITIES IN JERUSALEM, EGYPT, JORDAN, SYRIA, QATAR, THE UAE, KUWAIT, LIBYA AND LEBANON HAVE ALSO SAID THAT EID WOULD BEGIN ON SUNDAY.

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