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Saudi Arabia suspends work in private sectors except health and food for 15 days

CAIRO, March 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia suspended work in private sectors except health and food services for 15 days, state news agency reported early on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia has reported 171 cases of coronavirus so far, and has taken measures to limit the spread of the pathogen, including closing mosques for daily prayers and announcing an extraordinary virtual G20 leaders summit next week. (Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek Editing by Shri Navaratnam)