Saudi Arabia imposed a travel ban on 16 countries, including India with rising concerns over the Covid-19 situation. The other countries listed are Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela.
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia assured of strict vigilance of monkey pox cases. So far there has been no cases detected.
The WHO has confirmed 80 cases of monkey pox in 11 countries.