Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Announces to Ban Travelling to 16 Countries

Following the re-outbreak of coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from travelling to 16 countries. The ban is due to the steady increase in the COVID-19 cases. However, the Ministry of Health has ensured the public that it has not detected any cases of Monkeypox in Saudi Arabia yet. Which countries are included in the ban? What is the Possibility of an Outbreak of the Monkeypox?

Which Countries are Included in the Ban?

The following countries are included in the ban:

  1. Lebanon,
  2. Syria,
  3. Turkey,
  4. Iran,
  5. Afghanistan,
  6. India,
  7. Yemen,
  8. Somalia,
  9. Ethiopia,
  10. the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
  11. Libya,
  12. Indonesia,
  13. Vietnam,
  14. Armenia,
  15. Belarus and
  16. Venezuela.

Reports on the Monkeypox in Saudi Arabia

The Deputy Minister of Health for preventive health, Dr Abdullah Asiri, said that,

The Kingdom’s health sector is capable of monitoring and discovering suspected cases of “Monkeypox” and to combat infection.

He further added, “There is a standard definition of suspected cases and the way to confirm them, and monitoring and diagnosis methods are available in the laboratories of the Kingdom.” Read more: Will Corona Vaccinated People Die a Year Later?

Low possibility of Any Outbreak

The Deputy Minister said, “Cases of transmission between humans are very limited until now, and therefore the possibility of any outbreaks occurring from it, even in countries that have detected cases, are very low.” Read more: Can Girl and Boy Getting Different Corona Vaccine Be Married?

How Many Cases of Monkeypox have been Confirmed?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 80 cases of Monkeypox have been confirmed in 11 countries. WHO has warned that more cases are likely to be reported. Read more: A Story of a Coronavirus Patient from DeathBed

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