Covid-19: Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, trains buses, taxis for 14 days

Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights and trains, UAE coronavirus , Wuhan, Covid-19, health, China, warning

Saudi Arabia has so far confirmed 274 infections.

By Reuters

Published: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 6:27 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 5:56 PM

Saudi Arabia suspended on Friday all domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains for 14 days starting Saturday, state news agency (SPA) reported quoting a source in interior ministry. Coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates)
The source said the move comes as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus which has spread panic in global markets and put several countries on virtual lockdowns.
Saudi Arabia has so far confirmed 274 infections and no deaths, while globally the pandemic has killed nearly 10,000 and infected over 240,000.
Related News:

Saudi King urges solidarity to overcome 'difficult period' of coronavirus
Saudi Arabia reports 36 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 274
Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in courtyards at Makkah, Madinah mosques

More news from