Saudi Ministry of Sport suspends public attendance at events from Saturday

Saudi Ministry of Sport suspends public attendance at events from Saturday
The Saudi Ministry of Sports suspended public attendance at sporting events across the Kingdom starting from Saturday, according to a statement released on Friday. (AN Photo/File)
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Updated 07 March 2020

Saudi Ministry of Sport suspends public attendance at events from Saturday

Saudi Ministry of Sport suspends public attendance at events from Saturday
  • Statement said the suspension will run until further notice

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Sports suspended public attendance at sporting events across the Kingdom starting from Saturday, according to a statement released on Friday.

The statement said the suspension will run until further notice.

The decision was based on the recommendations of authorities in charge of dealing with the ongoing coronavirus and was taken in the "interest of the safety of all."

The Ministry said the suspension was a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the virus.