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Saudi Arabia denies reports of resumption of international flights


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

08th Jun, 2020. 11:37 pm
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Saudi Arabia denies reports of resumption of international flights

The Saudi administration has denied reports of a resumption of international flights from today.

A statement from the management of King Khalid International Airport in the capital Riyadh said that since June 8, King Khalid Airport will not be operational for the arrival and departure of international flights.

Riyadh Airport Company has clarified that the letter of civil aviation on social media on the basis of which the resumption of international flights is being claimed is only for Saudi nationals returning from abroad and foreigners wishing to return to their homeland.

The management of King Khalid International Airport says that the resumption of normal international flights will be announced when the relevant authorities decide.

It is to be noted that the Saudi government had announced the suspension of flights from March 15 along with the announcement of lockdown in the kingdom due to the coronavirus, while Special flights are being operated to repatriate Saudi nationals stranded in different countries and for foreign nationals who were stranded in Saudi Arabia.

The number of people infected with Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has exceeded one lakh and 5 thousand, while 746 people have died.

Saudi Arabia has also imposed complete curfew in the city of Jeddah to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The curfew will be imposed from 3 pm to 6 am. In addition to this, prayers will be suspended and stay-at-home order will be issued for the public and private sector workers in the Red Sea city whose airport serves Makkah pilgrims.

The Health Ministry said, “After reviewing the epidemiological situation and the high occupancy rates of intensive care departments, it was decided to take strict health precautions in the city of Jeddah for two weeks,” beginning from Saturday.

The ministry said that strict measures should return to Riyadh, which was “witnessing a continuous increase during the last days” if serious coronavirus cases.

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