March 6, 2020 / 8:50 PM / a month ago

Saudi Arabia suspends public attendance at sports events until further notice

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Saudi ministry of sports announced on Friday it will suspend public attendance at all sports events starting Saturday, a statement from the ministry reported.

The statement added that this comes as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus in places that witness mass crowds, and the suspension will be until further notice.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Chris Reese

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