Coronavirus: UAE airlines cancel flights to Bahrain over COVID-19 fears

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Dubai - The CAA of Bahrain suspended all its flights from Dubai airport and Sharjah airport for 48 hours.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 9:36 AM

Last updated: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 3:14 PM

UAE airlines on Tuesday announced that flights to and from Bahrain have been cancelled as part of precautionary measures undertaken by the nation to confront the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Earlier today, Bahrain civil aviation authority suspended all its flights from Dubai airport and Sharjah airport for 48 hours over coronavirus fears.
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According to a statement on its website, Emirates has cancelled the following flights for today:
EK837/838: Dubai - Bahrain - Dubai 
EK839/840: Dubai - Bahrain - Dubai
EK833/834: Dubai - Bahrain - Dubai
EK835/836: Dubai - Bahrain - Dubai
All affected passengers are advised to check their flight status before they go to the airport.

Air Arabia and  flydubai have also announced that they have cancelled some flights to and from Bahrain on their websites.
According to Dubai Airports website, several other airlines to Bahrain have also been affected due to the suspension of flights.
The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in the Bahrain announced the suspension on Monday night for a period of 48 hours, effective immediately, in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
A statement on the Bahrain News Agency website said: "All arrivals to Bahrain International Airport suspected of infection will be tested and, if found to be suffering from the condition, are immediately transferred to designated centres for isolation and treatment."
It added that Bahraini residents who are currently in areas affected by the coronavirus and who are planning to return to the kingdom, should call +973 17227555.


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