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All flights to and from Iran – Kuwait stopped due to breakout of coronavirus in Iran

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: The Kuwait Civil Aviation Authority decided on Friday to suspend all flights to and from Iran after upon recommendations from the Ministry of Health.
The move comes after Iran’s confirmation of several cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a press statement, the authority said that all expats who visited Iran over the past two weeks will not be allowed to enter the country, even if they have valid visas.

Kuwaiti citizens, who visited Iran during the same period, will be put in quarantine at special health facilities, it noted.

The authority also called on all citizens to postpone travel to Iran, until further notice.

Last night, similarly, Kuwait Airways, the country’s flag carrier, suspended all flights to Iran based on advice of the (Kuwaiti) Ministry of Health and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Last night, Iran announced the death of two people from the new coronavirus and confirmed new 11 infected cases in Tehran, Qom, and other areas.

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