Breaking: Saudi Arabia suspends movement in and out of Qatif to prevent coronavirus spread

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Movement from and into the province will be temporarily suspended, but residents who are currently outside the area will be allowed back in.

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s ministry of interior announced on Sunday that it will limit movement in Qatif as a precaution to coronavirus spread.

All 11 cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom were residents of the Qatif governorate, prompting authorities to set a number of precautionary measures.

Government and private sector work premises will be temporarily shut down, except those providing essential services and security, such as pharmacies, gas stations, healthcare, environmental, municipal and security facilities and shops.

Source: Arab News