UAE halts Iran flights after Covid-19 outbreak

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 26 February 2020: The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has announced the suspension of all flights arriving to and departing from Iran, effective immediately.

According to the GCAA, all passenger and cargo aircraft traveling to and from Iran will be suspended for a period of one week, and could be up for extension, said Wam.

The decision is a precautionary measure undertaken by the UAE to ensure strict monitoring and prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus, Covid-19, the authority said.

Kuwait confirms new coronavirus case

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti woman has been infected with the novel coronavirus, Covid19, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

She was amongst those who came from Iran and have been put under quarantine. The number of the confirmed coronavirus cases has risen so far to nine, the ministry added in a statement carried by the Kuwaiti News Agency.

All nine cases are stable and receiving required medical care at a hospital affiliated to the ministry, the statement noted.

The ministry reiterated that it is taking all preventive measures in to counter the virus.

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