Kuwait suspends commercial flights to confront spread of COVID-19

Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

As part of efforts to confront spread of COVID-19, Kuwait has decided to suspend commercial flights to and from the country, starting from March 13. The decision was made at a meeting of the Kuwaiti government, on Wednesday.

 

At a news conference, following the meeting, Tareq Al-Mezrem, the government spokesman, said that, the decision is part of efforts to confront spread of COVID-19.

 

“Incoming flights to Kuwait International Airport will be restricted on Kuwaiti travellers and first-degree relatives,” he said, adding that, cargo air planes would operate normally.

 

The decision also stated that people will be banned from going to restaurants and cafes, including those inside malls.

 

Kuwait confirmed three new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 72, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said.

 

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