The first coronavirus case has been reported in Hadramaut province, as the Houthis dismiss Arab coalition truce that aims to fight its spread.
For many who were already struggling, meagre incomes have vanished since a curfew was imposed on March 24th to stem the spread of the virus.
The suspension of pre-Easter services comes as the country increases its measures to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The kingdom joins other countries in the region in harnessing technology to fight the virus, as Lebanon begins to repatriate its nationals.
Medical teams and personnel are exempted from the curfew, which bans the movement of people and vehicles in the southern province.
The interior ministry has announced a 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina until further notice, increasing an earlier restriction.
European nations delivered this week medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism as the number of COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the country.
Saudi officials accuse Iran of granting some Saudi citizens entry without stamping their passports, facilitating the spread of novel coronavirus.
The move comes as the kingdom works to limit the spread of COVID-19. It has so far recorded 1,563 coronavirus infections and 10 deaths.
Yemen's broken healthcare system has not so far recorded a case of coronavirus but aid groups have warned that when it does hit, the impact will be catastrophic.