March 16, 2020 / 1:01 PM / 25 days ago

Saudi asks people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary

DUBAI, March 16 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s health minister on Monday said he hoped people would stay inside their homes and not go out unless absolutely necessary due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking in a televised conference about coronavirus in the kingdom, the minister also said a suspension of work for the private sector was under consideration. (Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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