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In efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Kingdom suspends flights from 20 countries.

Saudi Arabia has reportedly suspended passage from 20 nations in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, including Pakistan, except for negotiators, Saudi residents, clinical specialists and their families, according to the state news office. The inside service reported the "impermanent suspension" would be powerful from 9:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Wednesday the 3rd February, as indicated by the Saudi Press Agency. The boycott also applies to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and in the more extensive area, to Lebanon and Turkey.

In Europe, the boycott incorporates Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland. Somewhere else, just as the US, it applies to Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and South Africa.

Photo: Saudi Gazette
Photo: Saudi Gazette

According to Dawn, The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia additionally composed a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"This includes those coming from other countries, if they passed through any of the above-mentioned states within 14 days before requesting entry to the kingdom. However, the kingdom would like to ensure uninterrupted supply chains and shipping movement between the kingdom and these countries in accordance with the precautionary measures determined by the Saudi Ministry of Health,"

In the interim, a representative for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said on Tuesday night that Saudi specialists had indeed prohibited travelers from Pakistan from 9pm on Feb 3, to eliminate the virus from amplifying.

Before the boycott, the PIA flights were regular from Sialkot to Dammam, Multan to Madina and Islamabad to Riyadh. The representative said two PIA flights — from Karachi to Jeddah and Lahore to Madina — were at present in activity. Be that as it may, the PIA would proceed with trips to bring back travelers from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, the representative said. The limitations come after Saudi's wellbeing priest Tawfiq al-Rabiah cautioned on Sunday that new Covid limitations could be forced if residents and occupants don't agree with healthcare limitations.

Saudi Arabia has announced more than 368,000 Covid cases and almost 6,400 passings, the highest being amongst the Gulf Arab states. Daily contaminations have significantly increased with 310 cases announced by the health service on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia dispatched its Covid inoculation crusade on Dec 17 subsequent to accepting the main shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech antibody.

The health service said the program would be carried out in 3 stages, kicking off with individuals more than 65 and those with constant illnesses, or who are at high danger of contamination. Be that as it may, a month ago the service said it had to ease back the rollout because of a deferral in antibody conveyances.

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