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Saudi Arabia imayimitsa kulowa kwaulendo wachipembedzo pa mantha a coronavirus

Saudi Arabia imayimitsa kulowa kwaulendo wachipembedzo pa mantha a coronavirus

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Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building toward which Muslim believers turn when praying, at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. On Thursday, the kingdom temporarily suspended entry for pilgrims amid fears over the spread of the new coronavirus. (Amr Nabil/The Associated Press)

Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry to the kingdom for the Umrah Islamic pilgrimage and visits to al Masjid Al Nabawy in Medina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Twitter on Thursday, local time, amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus.

The kingdom has also suspended entry to Saudi Arabia for anyone with tourism visas from countries where the coronavirus is a threat. The Foreign Ministry called on citizens not to travel to countries where the virus is spreading.

Nkhaniyi idasindikizidwa poyamba CBC / Radio-Canada.

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