Saudi Arabia has decided to shut its land borders and suspend international flights for every week following the invention of a replacement coronavirus strain within the uk , reported the official Saudi news agency (SPA) citing an indoor ministry source. The source said that the new ban might be extended for a further week.The authorities in Turkey have also said that flights from the united kingdom , Denmark, Netherlands , and South Africa |African country|African nation" South Africa were being temporarily suspended.
“It has been reported that the speed of transmission has increased within the UK with the mutation of the coronavirus. Under the instruction of our President and in coordination with our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, a short lived suspension has been issued for flights from England, Denmark, Netherlands , and South Africa to our country,” Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. Special flights are going to be organized to bring Turkish citizens back home amid the new ban.
“Within the scope of the measures taken on the mutation risk originating from England, all passengers are going to be tested and quarantine rules are going to be applied for flights still on the way ,” Koca said on Twitter.
In the Saudi Arabia , all the people that have arrived in Saudi Arabia from European countries, also as other states where the new coronavirus strain has emerged, will need to self-isolate reception for 2 weeks. those that have visited these countries within the past three months will got to get tested for Covid-19, consistent with SPA.
Further, Morocco said it had been suspending traffic with the united kingdom ranging from late Sunday. The duration of the ban wasn't announced, consistent with the MAP press agency .On Saturday, UK health officials announced that the country had identified a replacement variant of the coronavirus that's 70 percent more transmissible than other Sars-Cov-2 virus strains.
The UK government practically locked down parts of the country, including London, after admitting that quite half all new COVID-19 cases had been caused by the new strain.As UK citizens rushed out of the locked-down areas before Christmas, many countries chose to shut borders with the entire of the uk during a bid to stop the import of the new virus strain.The new coronavirus variant, which infects more easily but doesn't appear to be more deadly or pose any concerns for vaccines, has also been detected within the Netherlands, Denmark, South Africa, and Australia.