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Kuwait bans all South Korea, Thailand, Italy flights due to coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) —  Kuwait’s General Aviation Administration announced Monday it suspended flights to and from South Korea, Thailand, and Italy to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“All flights to South Korea, Thailand and Italy, as well as from these countries, are currently being suspended in accordance with the recommendations of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health after the first cases of a new type of coronavirus appeared there,” the department said in a message on Twitter.

Kuwait will deny entry to any foreigner who was recently in South Korea, Thailand, or Italy. A similar ban was announced for Iran earlier today.

At the same time, the aviation department noted that foreigners from any country who have a residence permit in Kuwait and have been in these three countries over the past two weeks will not be able to return to the country now, and Kuwaiti nationals will be quarantined after returning to their homeland.

At the same time, the Kuwaiti authorities no longer issue permits to visit the emirate to those who come from these countries.

On Monday evening, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced the discovery of two new cases of coronavirus infection in Kuwaitis who arrived in the country from Iran, bringing the total number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Kuwait to five.

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