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Saudi Airport Halts Incoming Flights From Countries Affected By Swine Flue

King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has halted incoming flights from counties affected by swine flu.  Director General of the airport, Khaled Al-Medhel, said the flights were stopped as a precautionary measure.   This move comes as the World Health Organization raised the global flu alert to level 5, which is the second highest level indicating a pandemic is imminent. Flights to King Fahd Airport in Damman have also been halted.

Nine countries have been affected by the outbreak of the A/H1N1 swine flu since the first outbreak was reported in Mexico last week.  The affected countries are Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, Britain, Israel, Austria, and Germany.
 

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