Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], December 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Saudi Arabia is closing its land borders and suspending worldwide flights for one week following the invention of a brand new coronavirus pressure in the UK, the official Saudi Press Company (SPA) studies citing an inside ministry supply.
The supply mentioned that the brand new ban could possibly be prolonged for a further week.
All individuals who have arrived in Saudi Arabia from European nations, in addition to different states the place the brand new coronavirus pressure has emerged, should self-isolate at residence for 2 weeks. Those that have visited these nations prior to now three months might want to get examined for Covid-19, in line with SPA.
In the meantime, the Turkish authorities mentioned that flights from the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, and South Africa have been being quickly suspended.
“It has been reported that the speed of transmission has elevated within the UK with the mutation of the coronavirus. Beneath the instruction of our President and in coordination with our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, a brief suspension has been issued for flights from England, Denmark, the Netherlands, and South Africa to our nation,” Turkish Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca mentioned on Twitter.
Particular flights will probably be organized to carry Turkish residents again residence amid the brand new ban.
“Throughout the scope of the measures taken on the mutation danger originating from England, all passengers will probably be examined and quarantine guidelines will probably be utilized for flights nonetheless en route,” Koca mentioned on Twitter.
Morocco mentioned it was suspending air site visitors with the UK ranging from late Sunday. The length of the ban was not introduced, in line with the MAP information company.
On Saturday, UK well being officers introduced that the nation had recognized a brand new variant of the coronavirus that’s 70 % extra transmissible than different Sars-Cov-2 virus strains.
The UK authorities virtually locked down elements of the nation, together with London, after admitting that greater than half of all new COVID-19 circumstances had been attributable to the brand new pressure.
As UK residents rushed out of the locked-down areas forward of Christmas, many nations selected to shut borders with the entire of the UK in a bid to stop the import of the brand new virus pressure.
The brand new coronavirus variant, which infects extra simply however doesn’t look like extra lethal or pose any considerations for vaccines, has additionally been detected within the Netherlands, Denmark, South Africa, and Australia. (ANI/Sputnik)