The head of the Government Communication Center, the official spokesman for the government, Tariq Al-Muzrim, announced the postponement of the transition to the fifth phase until further notice.

The fifth phase was to witness the resumption of theaters and cinemas, and to allow all social events to be held. It is noteworthy that the criteria that are followed in moving from one stage to another are the measure of transmission and reproductive number, in addition to the stability of infection numbers for a sufficient period of time, the percentage of beds occupied in intensive care, the percentage of beds occupied in hospitals, and the low percentage of infected people from daily swabs.