CORONAVIRUS

150 stranded Koreans returned to South Korea from Saudi Arabia

0
150 stranded Koreans returned to South Korea from Saudi Arabia

150 stranded Koreans returned to South Korea from Saudi Arabia, Korea returned the flight with 160,000 PCR diagnostic kits.

Waqar Naseem Wamiq, Riyadh – About 150 Koreans who were stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the suspension of international flights to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, returned to Korea on the 17th.

150 stranded Koreans returned to South Korea from Saudi Arabia

A special aircraft of Saudi Arabian Airlines left from King Khalid International Airport from Riyadh with 52 Koreans onboard at 13:35 on April 16th. It stopped over in Dammam and 98 stranded travelers in the Eastern Province joined them. The special aircraft which carried 150 people, arrived in Incheon International Airport, Korea at about 7:10 am on the 17th.

One hundred and forty six Koreans along with two Japanese businessmen and one Saudi national, Hussain A. Al-Qahtani, CEO of S-OIL, entered Korea via this special aircraft. Two Japanese businessmen left for Japan on the same day. CEO of S-OIL will return to work after 14 days of voluntary isolation in Korea.

S-Oil is a petroleum and refinery company, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and Saudi Aramco owns 65% of its share. Hussain A. Al-Qahtani, CEO of S-Oil who was on a business trip to the Kingdom in the middle of March could not return to Korea because all international flights were suspended.

Two Japanese businessmen who were also stranded in Eastern Province sought help from their ambassador in Riyadh, who turned to South Korea’s ambassador for assistance. Finally they were able to return to Japan via Korea.

This special aircraft returned from Korea to Riyadh loaded 160,000 PCR diagnostic kits to help in the detection of novel coronavirus yesterday.

JO Byung-Wook, Ambassador of Korea gave deep thanks to the government of Saudi Arabia for allowing the operation of the special flight so that stranded Koreans might return home.

Riyadh Xpress

Finally, follow Riyadh Xpress’s:

In addition, check out the latest articles by Riyadh Xpress.

  • Firstly, King Salman urged the world to respond to the human crises causes by Covid-19: Click Here.
  • Secondly, Social Distancing Measures implemented in supermarkets: Click Here.
  • Thirdly, the latest penalties on Iqama: Click Here.
  • Fourthly, Disabled parking violation/fine in Saudi Arabia: Click Here.
  • Lastly, hackers attack again to get your personal data: Click Here.

Check out the most viewed articles

admin

Curfew Update by the Ministry of Interior to limit the spread – 18th April 2020

Previous article

Saudi Flag Shines on Matterhorn Mountain in the Swiss Alps

Next article

You may also like

Comments

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in CORONAVIRUS