This country is banning flights to India and 15 other nations due to the resurgence of Covid. Full list inside

New Delhi: Amid the global resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from traveling to sixteen countries, including India. Weekly figures showed the Arab nation is seeing a fivefold increase in COVID cases compared to those recorded in March and April. Last week, more than 400 cases were diagnosed, of which 81 were in critical condition, according to reports.Read also – Covid or not COVID, the work-from-home policy remains on the table for several companies | Complete list

16 countries where Saudi citizens are banned from traveling are:-

  • India
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Yemen
  • Somalia
  • Ethiopia
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Libya
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Venezuela

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has assured the public that no cases of monkeypox have been detected in the country. Abdullah Asiri, deputy health minister for preventive health, said the Kingdom has the capacity to monitor and find out any suspected case of monkeypox and also to control the infection if a new case emerges. Also Read – Japanese Man Receives Citywide Covid Relief Funds By Mistake And Spends It All On Online Gambling!

“So far, cases of human-to-human transmission are very limited, and therefore the possibility of outbreaks resulting, even in countries that have detected cases, is very low,” he added. Also Read – India Reports First Case of Omicron Sub-variant BA.4 in Hyderabad

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 80 cases of monkeypox in 11 countries and said it was working to better understand the extent and cause of the outbreak. In a statement on Friday, the WHO said the virus is endemic in certain animal populations in a number of countries, causing occasional outbreaks among locals and travellers.

Toya J. Bell