Saudi CDC Advises to Postpone Travel to Italy, Japan

Tuesday 1441/7/1 - 2020/02/25
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Riyadh, February 25, 2020, SPA -- The Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Weqaya) has called on all citizens and expatriates to postpone non-essential travel to Italy and Japan, in order to maintain their health and safety in light of the ongoing detection of the novel coronavirus cases in the two countries.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reiterated the importance of adhering to all awareness guidelines and tips published on its social media pages, stressing that it has been closely following the coronavirus situation and taking several precautionary and preventive measures to address the virus.
MOH has tightened surveillance and monitoring measures at all points of entry into the Kingdom, and strengthened readiness of its health facilities to deal with infectious respiratory illnesses. It has implemented a multitude of vigorous precautionary measures to address the spread of the viruses at air, sea and land ports, by establishing monitoring centers equipped with thermometers, thermographic cameras, and other medical devices to implement preventive measures.
MOH called on everyone to call the (937) service center in case of any inquiry regarding the virus, stressing taking information from its official sources and not to be swayed by rumors.
14:26 LOCAL TIME 11:26 GMT