Saudi Arabia annouced it would suspend international flights for two weeks as prevention protocol for the coronavirus outbreak.

“The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting from Sunday March 15) as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus,” the foreign ministry stated in a tweet.

Saudi Arabia has recorded 86 cases of the virus, but no deaths.

The kingdom had already halted flights to some countries and closed schools and universities as part of measures to contain the disease.

Authorities have also suspended Umrah pilgrimage to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina for fear of the virus spreading.

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