|29 March, 2020

Saudi Arabia extends all flight suspensions, workplace attendance

Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19

A general view shows an empty street after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 24, 2020.

A general view shows an empty street after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 24, 2020.

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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has decided to extend the suspension of all domestic and international flights and workplace attendance until further notice, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday quoting an official source in the Ministry of Interior.

“The Kingdom will be extending the suspension of workplace attendance in all government agencies, except for those under the exempted sectors,” the source said. Across the private sector, all workplace attendance has been suspended until further notice as well.

According to the report, internal travel within the Kingdom, including flights, bus, taxi and train activity, has also been suspended indefinitely, in a drive against the spread of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease first began earlier this year, with only four deaths being recorded so far.

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