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Saudi Arabia suspends most government operations for 16 days -SPA

RIYADH, March 16 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is suspending work in all government sectors except health and security for 16 days as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency SPA said on Monday.

The decision, which appeared likely to take effect immediately, followed earlier orders to close malls, restaurants, cafe and public parks across the kingdom.

(Reporting by Samar Hassan; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)