Over 30,000 people fail to meet Saudi deadline for return

Sandra Loyd

More than 30,000 Pakistanis have actually stopped working to meet the 72- hour deadline set by Saudi Arabia for its people and Iqama holders to return as part of preventive procedures to stop the spread of unique coronavirus.

According to reports, 45,000 guests were flown to Saudi Arabia in around 150 flights run by domestic and international airline companies.

The Pakistan International Airline Companies (PIA) ran 22 return flights in between Pakistan and the kingdom– half of which were unique flights. According to PIA Representative the flights landed at Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh and Damam.

The PIA flew 12,000 guests out of which 6,000 were Iqama holders.

Saudi Arabia has actually briefly suspended travel of locals and people and stopped flights with a number of states, consisting of Pakistan, which likewise triggered guests to deal with hold-up.

Air travel authorities of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, consisting of national and private airline companies management, asked for the Saudi authorities to enable more time as they were not able to manage the a great deal of guests in the provideddeadline Accepting the demand, the kingdom has actually provided till March 18 to repatriate Umrah pilgrims from Jeddah and Madina.

Saudi Arabia reported 17 brand-new cases on Saturday bringing its overall to103 Saudi Arabia has actually currently suspended the Umrah trip and locked down its eastern Qatif area where numerous infections lie. On Saturday, it likewise closed popular family home entertainment zones situated within numerous mall.

Health ministry representative Mohammed Abdelali advised the population of 30 million to prevent event in public, remain and lessen motions at home as much aspossible “(Such) measures slow the growth of cases so that we can control it, while the countries that take delayed measures experience fast growth which the health systems cannot deal with,” he informed press reporters.

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