- The Saudi press agency reported that the government also ordered the closure of land and seaports for a week.
Following indications as regards the second wave of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, Saudi Arabia authorities have issued fresh directives to prevent the further spread of the virus.
Part of the directives issued on Monday is the suspension of international flights for a week with the possibilities of extending it further until medical information about the nature of the virus becomes clear.
The fresh directives were announced after health secretary of the United Kingdom, Matt Hancock warned that the new strain of the coronavirus is out of control.
Saudi Arabia Issues Fresh Directives
The Saudi press agency reported that the government also ordered the closure of land and seaports for a week.
It was gathered that the Saudi authorities have also directed all those who returned from or passed through a European country over the past three months to get tested for COVID-19 immediately.
Meanwhile, the Kingdom stated that the travel suspension will not affect the country’s cargo flights and supply chains.
In what could be described as the second wave of Coronavirus infections, many countries have recorded a surge in COVID-19 cases.