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Kuwait suspends flights to and from Thailand over coronavirus fears

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Kuwait suspends flights to and from Thailand over coronavirus fears

Kuwait’s civil aviation authority announced on Monday it had suspended all its flights to and from Thailand, South Korea and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries, state news agency KUNA reported, saying this came in accordance with the Kuwaiti Health Ministry instructions.

Earlier, Kuwait had suspended all its flights to and from Iraq over fears about the coronavirus.

The total number of people infected in Kuwait has reached five, while South Korea reported 763 cases, and seven people have died and more than 220 have come down with the virus in Italy.

Israel has also banned all non-Israelis who have been in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau in the previous 14 days.

Sources: Reuters, Bangkok Post

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