Saudi Arabia cancels Hajj pilgrimage over new version of COVID-19
Saudi Arabia has cancelled all foreign flights suspending Hajj pilgrimage for all foreigners due to the new version of COVID-19.
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Saudi officials have announced temporary cancellation of all international flights and ban of all sea and land travels to the kingdom suspending Hajj pilgrimage for foreigners following a warning by British government over a new version of COVID-19 appearing in the country, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Saudi official news agency has announced that the cancellation of all international flights would last for a week. Land and sea travels are banned for one week.
The decision does not include flights from the Arab kingdom.
Earlier in March, Saudi Arabia had cancelled the minor Hajj over the new coronavirus pandemic decreasing the number of pilgrims to a great extent.
The Arab kingdom has confirmed over 361,000 cases of infection and more than 6,000 fatalities with the new coronavirus.