Saudi Arabia extends suspension of international flights by another week


Saudi Arabia has prolonged the suspension of all international business flights and entry into the Kingdom via land and seaports for another week in view of the brand new coronavirus pressure which was found within the United Kingdom, the state media stated.

“An official source in the Ministry of Interior said: Extending the suspension of international flights and entering the Kingdom through land and seaports for another week,” Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a tweet.

Saudi Arabia’s prime aviation physique on Sunday confirmed it is going to permit airways working within the Kingdom to fly out non-Saudi Arabian passengers, Al Arabiya reported.

Last week, the nation had closed its land borders and suspended international flights for one week following the invention of a brand new coronavirus pressure within the UK, which has now unfold to a number of nations around the globe.

Last Sunday, well being authorities stated any passenger who had returned from any nation the place the brand new pressure had been detected, ranging from December 8, should self-isolate for two weeks from the date of getting into the dominion.

According to Johns Hopkins University, 362,220 Covid-19 instances have been reported within the nation.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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