Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia tells arrivals from Lebanon, Egypt to self-quarantine

Passengers coming from China wearing masks to prevent coronavirus infection are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 29, 2020.
Passengers coming from China wearing masks to prevent coronavirus infection are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 29, 2020.

In accordance with the precautionary and preventiveprocedures recommended by the competent health authorities to preventtransmission of the novel coronavirus infection, and given theincreasing cases of this virus, the Ministry of Health announces that thosewho have been in Italy, Korea, Egypt and Lebanon during the pasttwo weeks, must isolate themselves and remain in home for two weeks startingfrom the date of their return.

Any health practitioner returning from those countriesduring the past two weeks must isolate himself/herself home for two weeks fromthe date of his/her return.

In the event of any symptoms, he/she should phone 937 toobtain the necessary help from health authorities or visit the nearesthospital.

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