Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bans exports of medicines, medical equipment

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Saudi Arabia has decided to ban the exports of medicines and medical equipment over the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia has confirmed 274 cases of COVID-19 so far with no fatalities. Six people have already recovered.

Saudi Television on Friday reported this citing the national customs service.

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, the kingdom has already taken a number of measures, including travel restrictions, suspension of international flights, and free distribution of sanitisers.

The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11.

More than 240,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 9,800 fatalities, according to John Hopkins University.

(Sputnik/NAN)

 




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