Kuwait bans flights to 31 ‘excessive threat’ international locations together with India resulting from coronavirus


Dubai, August 1

Kuwait has banned till additional discover industrial flights to 31 international locations it mentioned that it thought to be excessive threat because of the unfold of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation mentioned on Saturday.

The international locations embrace India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka, which all have giant numbers of expatriates in Kuwait. The checklist additionally contains China, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq.

The ban was introduced the identical day Kuwait started a partial resumption of business flights. The authorities have mentioned Kuwait International Airport would run at about 30% capability from Saturday, regularly rising in coming months.

Kuwait, which has recorded almost 67,000 coronavirus instances and greater than 400 deaths, started a five-phase plan at the beginning of June to regularly elevate restrictions imposed to curb the unfold of the virus. A partial curfew stays in place. Reuters

 



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