Saudi Arabia suspends travel to China for both citizens and non citizens of the kingdom.
Citizens, who break the suspension would be held accountable, SPA sai, and foreign residents would not be allowed back into the country if they traveled to China.
Meanwhile, Chinese authorities said the death toll from the coronavirus reached 563 across the country with 28,018 people confirmed infected.
The virus has spread to about two dozen countries since identified in December, prompting the World Health Organisation to declare a global emergency.
China’s National Health Commission said 73 people had died over a day interval.
Countries around the world have been flying their citizens out of the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the disease.
The corona virus broke out at a seafood market in Wuhan that reportedly sold exotic animals for consumption, similar to the outbreak of SARS.
SARS –Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). a disease that infected 8,000 people and killed 800 globally between 2002 and 2003, and also began in China – was linked to the consumption of civet cats, another exotic meat.