Saudi Arabia has lifted the temporary travel ban imposed last December as a precautionary measure following the detection of a mutated type of Covid-19 in several countries, the Ministry of Interior said early Sunday.

In other news, Public Investment Fund (PIF) said it had established a company to develop and expand the private security sector in the Kingdom. PIF manages $360 billion in assets, is the engine of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic transformation plan that aims to help reduce Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil.

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