Saudi Arabia closes movie theaters until further notice-Xinhua

Saudi Arabia closes movie theaters until further notice

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2020-03-12 04:05:15

RIYADH, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it closed down movie theaters "until further notice" to prevent the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The decision was part of the steps the kingdom is taking to protect the safety of the citizens, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Meanwhile, the health ministry announced on Wednesday through its Twitter account that a new COVID-19 case was registered.

The case is of an Egyptian traveler who arrived from the United States in transit to Egypt. It brought the total cases in the kingdom to 21.

The ministry also revealed in a statement on Wednesday the first recovery among the infected persons. The case is of a citizen under medical isolation in the Qatif Central Hospital in the Eastern Region.


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