Restaurants and hair salons reopen in Saudi Arabia
23 June 2020 | 3:28 pm
Traffic is back on the streets of Riyadh, and restaurants and hair salons have reopened as Saudi Arabia lifts its coronavirus curfew. Saudi Arabia has been the hardest-hit Gulf state during the pandemic, with over 150,000 confirmed cases.
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