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Saudi bans citizens from traveling to Indonesia over coronavirus concerns

Saudi citizens have been advised against traveling directly or indirectly to Indonesia due to concerns about coronavirus, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday, citing an official source at the Ministry of Interior.

According to the SPA, the move is based on the government’s concern for the safety of citizens traveling abroad, as Indonesia is experiencing an increase in cases of coronavirus new variant.

The interior ministry urged citizens already in Indonesia to exercise caution, avoid areas where the virus is spreading, adhere to all precautionary measures, and return to the Kingdom as soon as possible, the statement added.

Covid-19 cases are increasing in Indonesia, with 44,826 new infections reported on average each day. The highest daily average was reported on July 18.

There have been 2,983,830 infections and 77,583 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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