Fearing Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights for 2 Weeks

Fearing Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights for 2 Weeks

Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights for two weeks; starting Sunday, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The period will be an exceptional official holiday for citizens and residents; who are unable to return due to the suspension of flights. Besides those who face quarantine after their return to the Kingdom, SPA cited the official as saying.

Saudi Arabia has reported 86 coronavirus cases.

On Thursday, it suspended all social gatherings in wedding halls and hotels over the outbreak.

It also suspended the counting phase of the 2020 general census until further notice because of the virus.