saudi arab halts international flights over news of spread of new coronavirus strain – Saudi Arabia bans international flights after getting new type of coronavirus

Saudi Arabia bans international flights after getting new type of Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia banned international flights for a week. (Symbolic picture)


Saudi Arabia has shut down entry for nearly a week on land and sea entry routes, including international flights, on Sunday, after receiving information about a highly infectious strain of coronavirus in the UK. . Saudi’s official press agency said that ‘the Kingdom is temporarily intercepting all international flights except for a few exceptions, which may be extended for a further week’. The SPA quoted the Ministry of Interior as saying that ‘during this period, land and sea routes will not be allowed to enter the Kingdom. The period of this ban can also be extended by a week.

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SPA said that the international flights currently in the Kingdom are allowed to go out, they can take their own flights.

Let the British government warn that a new strain of coronavirus is spreading out of control, after which many European countries have banned travel from Britain. The SPA said that those who have come to Saudi Arabia from December 8, Europe or the new strain of the virus country, will have to self-isolate and undergo testing for two weeks.

The neighboring country Kuwait also banned passenger flights from Britain on Sunday.

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In the last few days, a new strain of virus has been found in the UK, after which the situation in Europe has become more serious. Europe has become the first region in the country where 500,000 deaths have taken place so far.

Saudi Arabia has launched a three-stage Kovid-19 vaccination program since the first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was received last week. So far, 361,000 cases have been reported in the Kingdom, while a total of 6,000 deaths have occurred, which is the highest among the Gulf countries. However, the recovery rate is also high here.


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