Saudi Arabia has barred its people from going to sixteen countries, including India, following the re-emergence of Covid-19 and the rapid increase in the number of daily Covid infections over the past few weeks.

Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela are among the sixteen countries to which Saudi Arabian citizens are prohibited from travelling.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Sunday that India has recorded 2,226 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours.

COVID-19 instances totaled 4,31,36,371 with 14,955 active cases as per this count. Only 0.3% of all cases are active.
The 65 fresh deaths brought India’s COVID-19 death toll to 5,24,413, according to government figures.

Despite a drop in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is “most likely not done.” “We relax our guard at our peril,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

“Declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the UN health agency, told officials gathering in Geneva for the beginning of the WHO’s annual meeting. He also mentioned that almost a billion individuals in low-income countries have yet to receive vaccinations.


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