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Kuwait Airways cancels flights to Iran over coronavirus concerns

KUWAIT, February 23, 2020

Flag carrier Kuwait Airways has suspended all flights to Iran after five infection cases with, and two deaths from, the Coronavirus were confirmed there, said a report.

The move comes following a decision by the Kuwait civil aviation authority, which has also decided to ban residents or those with entry permission who were in Iran during the past two weeks adding that any Kuwaiti national arriving from Iran will be directed to isolation. Moreover, it has been decided to ban entry for travellers coming from Iran, reported state news agency KUNA.

The Ministry of Health has cautioned against travel to the Iranian city of Qom, some 140km south of Tehran, where two deaths were confirmed, the report said.




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