Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that it would suspend international flights for two weeks to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
"The government of the Kingdom has decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (starting Sunday, March 15) to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus," the State Department tweeted.
According to the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia has registered 86 cases of the virus so far, but no deaths.
The kingdom had already canceled flights to some countries and closed schools and universities to curb the disease.
The authorities have also suspended the year-round "Umrah" pilgrimage to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina for fear of the spread of the virus.
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