Saudi Arabia calls on citizens to postpone Lebanon travel amid coronavirus fears

People wearing face masks ride on a motorbike outside Rafik Hariri hospital, where Lebanon's first coronavirus case is being quarantined, in Beirut. (AP)

Saudi Arabia called on its citizens and residents to postpone travel to Lebanon over concerns of the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi embassy in Lebanon said on Twitter on Saturday.

Lebanon confirmed its fourth case of the virus on Friday and announced that it was closing all schools until March 8.

On Thursday, the Saudi embassy in Turkey also advised Saudi citizens against traveling except under certain circumstances to avoid contracting coronavirus.
 

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