Saudi Arabia halts all international flights for a week amid new Covid-19 strain
NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended all international flights for a week, which can be extended by another week due to new Covid-19 strain, a notification issued by the country's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) stated on Monday.
Countries around the world have begun banning flights and travellers from Britain as London said the spread of a more-infectious new coronavirus strain was "out of control".
"Suspending all international flights for travelers (except in exceptional cases) temporarily for one week, which can be extended for another week. Foreign flights currently in the territory of the Kingdom are allowed to leave," GACA notification said.
"The circular will take effect from 00.00 (Midnight) on Monday December 21, 2020," it added.
The notification further mentioned that suspension excludes Cargo flights and the situation will be "reviewed in light of the developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic".
The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said passengers who arrived in Saudi from Europe -- or any country where the new strain was detected -- starting December 8 will be required to self isolate for two weeks, and undergo testing.
Will somone tell these stupid farmers to move their protest online? By congregating now, they are acting as stupidly as markazi jihadists.
It shows again that Feku, aka Surrender Modi, is still clueless as always. If he is really so incompetent that he cannot figure such things out, he should, at least, copy and paste what other countries are doing right now.
Smart Move why India is waiting
India has to take immediate and and stern decision. What is the wait for?
When our chowkidar will be such proactive..
V K Sharma
this is the best example of good governance, Saudi knows how to protect there citizen and foreigners in there country, free COVID test, free covid treatment, free vaccine for all without any discrimination.
A correct action taken by SAudi Araia to halt international flights fora week tocontain corona.
Feku Of India
Feku is waiting so that the virus spreads across india and blame the farmers...
Many people are not getting tested nowadays in india. And covid is going un detected. Everyone has started to take things lightly.
This Covid wave is to sell vaccines
MAYBE GODS SENT COVID19 TO CONTROL POPULATION GROWTH. OUR EARTH TOO POPULATED
Unnecessary freak out...
Turn VEGETARIANS, let animals live their own life in their own natural habitats. Otherwise viruses from animals can make human species EXTINCT.
In a tweet posted today, Mr Keijriwal said, "New mutation of corona virus has emerged in UK, which is a super-spreader. I urge central govt to ban all flights from UK immediately.
this is nonsense ,there is no mutation in wuhan but sudenly in uk,now saudi.this kind of lockdown will make countries like india go bankrupt,we should stop followin these fools
India also needs to be more alert
May God bless the mankind.
It's amazing that how small countries like Saudi Arabia take quick decisions when it comes to the question of national health. What are we waiting for? Hope right decision is taken quickly to save us from the spread of this mutation.
And when are we going to do that? Waiting for water to go above shoulders as always?
Learn from History and don't allow Boris Johnson in like Namaste Trump
Rohit Joseph Deka
INDIAN Government is like " We don't care because we can give infinite lockdown again".