Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia tells citizens to declare Iran visits

Passengers coming from China wearing masks to prevent a new coronavirus are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia on Friday called on citizens to declare visits to Iran in the past 14 days, as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement by the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation.

“If you were in Iran in the past 14 days, take the initiative and declare it; protect your health and the health of your family,” said the authority’s tweet.

Iran has reported one of the largest number of deaths because of the coronavirus outbreak outside China - 124 up until Friday.

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Last Update: Friday, 06 March 2020 KSA 16:38 - GMT 13:38