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Saudi Halts International Flights Over New Fast-Spreading Strain Of Coronavirus

21/12/2020 10:32 AM | Click to read full article

Saudi Arabia on Sunday halted international flights and suspended entry through its land and sea ports for at least a week, after a new fast-spreading strain of coronavirus appeared in Britain.

The kingdom is "temporarily suspending all international flights -- except in exceptional cases -- for a period of one week, which can be extended by another week," the official Saudi Press Agency said.