Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, trains for 14 days over coronavirus fears

Published: March 20, 2020
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PHOTO: Reuters

PHOTO: Reuters

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia suspended on Friday all domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains for 14 days starting Saturday, state news agency reported quoting a source in interior ministry.

The source said the move comes as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus which has spread panic in global markets and put several countries on virtual lockdowns.

Saudi Arabia has so far confirmed 274 infections and no deaths, while globally the pandemic has killed nearly 10,000 and infected over 240,000.

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