Saudi: All domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains to be suspended

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Saudi Arabia suspended on Friday all domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains for 14 days starting from Saturday, March 21, in a drive against the spread of the coronavirus, Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday quoting an official source in the Ministry of Interior.

“Only flights related to humanitarian cases, medical evacuation aircraft and private aviation would be provided the necessary permits issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA),” the source said.

According to the report, buses belonging to government agencies or public or private health facilities, and commercial establishments transporting their employees, or those that are used for health, humanitarian or security purposes are exempted from the ban.

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