The Kingdom has not too long ago initiated a collection of measures to curb the unfold of the COVID-19, together with the suspension of prayers outdoors Mecca and Medina holy mosques and the cancellation of the Jeddah Season pageant.

Saudi Arabia is suspending all home flights, buses, taxes, and trains for a interval of 14 days beginning on Saturday, 21 March to cut back transmission of the novel coronavirus illness, the Saudi Press Company (SPA) reported on Friday citing a supply within the inside ministry.

The measure doesn’t embody flights associated to humanitarian and vital instances, medical evacuation plane and personal aviation, the supply stated.

On Thursday, the Kingdom reported 36 new instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing the full variety of instances to 274, in response to the SPA citing the Saudi Ministry of Well being. New instances included 17 individuals who not too long ago travelled to Morocco, Britain, Spain, Iran, Pakistan, Kuwait, Iraq, India, the USA of America and Egypt.

Globally, the virus has contaminated greater than 209,800 individuals, with over 8,770 fatalities registered thus far, in response to the newest knowledge offered by the World Well being Organisation (WHO). On 11 March, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.