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Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to 16 countries

Following the re-outbreak of Covid-19 and the rapid surge in the number of daily Covid infections over the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from traveling to sixteen countries, including India.

The sixteen countries where the citizens of Saudi Arabia are banned to travel apart from India include Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela, reported Gulf News.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has assured that no cases of monkeypox have been detected there, Gulf News quoted Al Arabiya.

According to Dr Abdullah Asiri, deputy minister of health for preventive health, the Kingdom’s health sector is capable of monitoring and detecting suspected cases of “monkeypox” as well as combating infection.

“There is a standard definition of suspected cases and how to confirm them, and monitoring and diagnosis methods are available in the Kingdom’s laboratories,” he said.

The World Health Organization said about 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in 11 countries.

(For more updates stay tuned with DNP India)

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