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KSA reopens borders with Kuwait, UAE & Bahrain


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Aug, 2020. 11:59 am
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The government of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has opened it borders with the UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain after a four-month closure.

According to the details, this step comes as the KSA eases the pandemic’s restrictions and economic activity returns to normal.

In addition to this commercial trucks carrying goods for the Kingdom will also be allowed to enter through land ports from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states following a circular issued by Saudi Customs.

It is pertinent to mention that on March 7, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that land border crossings with the UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain would be limited to commercial trucks as part of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Saudi Customs officials are taking the lead in identifying air travelers harboring COVID-19 by employing specially trained sniffer dogs.

Coronavirus Cases in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s accumulated coronavirus cases rose to 281,435 after the registration of 1,342 new infections.

Among the current 34,763, active cases are 1,983 still at the intensive care units.

Meanwhile, 1,635 more recovered from the dread virus, raising the recoveries to 243,688, while the death toll rose to 2,984 after 35 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hour.

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