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Kuwait to stop commercial passenger flights, declare public holiday

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Kuwait to stop commercial passenger flights, declare public holiday

Kuwait will halt all commercial flights to and from the Gulf Arab state starting Friday and until further notice, with the exception of cargo flights, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday.

Authorities also announced a public holiday in the country from March 12 to March 26, with work resuming on March 29, KUNA said, adding that entities providing vital services would remain open.

It said people were banned from going to restaurants and cafes, including those inside malls.

There are about 260,000 Filipinos living in Kuwait majority of whom are household workers.

Source: Reuters

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