Informed sources told Arabic daily Al Rai that the objective of the partial curfew was not to prevent family gatherings but rather to prevent gatherings in diwaniyas and ghabgas which is the tradition in Ramadan.

The paper noted that these gatherings witnessed a diverse group of individuals from various social circles and increased the spread of the virus because of these get togethers

The period from 7 pm to 10 pm enabled residents to walk in the area only without using any kind of vehicles permitting residents to be healthy as well.