Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel and prevented flights with several states due to fears of coronavirus, state news agency SPA said Thursday citing an official source at the Ministry of the Interior.
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The decision covers the European Union, Italy, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia, added source, saying that Saudi Arabia has restricted entry to those arriving from those countries.
Saudi Arabia has also suspended passenger traffic with Jordan through all border crossings, though commercial and freight traffic is still allowed, and exceptional humanitarian cases are allowed.
The decision removes health workers from the Philippines and India in the Kingdom after necessary precautions to evacuate workers in transport, and on trade trips.
Saudi Arabia has a total of 45 coronavirus cases.