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Saudi Arabia To Suspend International Flights Over Coronavirus

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz attends the 29th Summit of the Arab League on the Ithra heart in Dhahran, Jap Saudi Arabia, on April 15, 2018. PHOTO: STR / AFP

 

Saudi Arabia on Saturday stated it will droop worldwide flights for 2 weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting from Sunday, March 15th) as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus,” the international ministry tweeted.

Saudi Arabia has recorded 86 instances of the virus thus far, however no deaths, based on the well being ministry.

The dominion had already halted flights to some international locations and closed colleges and universities as a part of measures to comprise the illness.

Authorities have additionally suspended the “umrah” year-round pilgrimage to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina for worry of the virus spreading.

AFP

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