RIYADH, March 8 (KUNA) — Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday banning entry and exit from the eastern Qatif Governorate where 11 people tested positive for infection with coronavirus, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
An official source of the Ministry of Interior declared suspending entry into and exist from Qatif Governorate temporarily via Sihat in the South and Safwa n the North.
Returnees who live in the province will be allowed to reach their houses, the official source said. Work at all government departments and private institutions that perform non-vital tasks in the province will stop.
The official source explained that exemptions are applicable on pharmacies, supply stores, petrol stations, health, environmental, municipal and security facilities.
The source noted that the stringent measures were intended to stem spread of the coronavirus.
Source: Kuwait News Agency