Riyadh – Saudi Arabia has announced excluding non-Saudi national husbands and wives from presenting PCR tests before arriving in Saudi Arabia.
The announcement came as new COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia; rise above the 50-mark for the fifth straight day on Wednesday; with 88 new infections reported over the past 24 hours.
New COVID cases in Saudia have fluctuated around the 50-mark; with infections dipping below or rising slightly over the past weeks.
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According to the ministry, the total number of people recovered from the deadly virus is 539,712.
Sources at the Ministry of Interior reported that the decision comes upon continuous follow-up of the epidemiological conditions of the pandemic and the recommendations of relevant health departments in the Kingdom.
It was decided to exclude husbands of Saudis, wives of Saudis, non-Saudi children and parents of citizens; domestic workers accompanying citizens returning to Saudi Arabia from the condition of presenting PCR tests before arriving in Saudi Arabia.
The official source also added that all procedures and precautions are subject to ongoing evaluation by specialized health departments in the Kingdom depending on global developments in epidemiological conditions.