Covid: Kuwait delays commercial flights until further notice, incoming flights reduced to minimum

Kuwait - Kuwait recently registered its first case of the new Covid strain.

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Published: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 9:49 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 9:50 PM

The Kuwait government Cabinet held its weekly session at Seif Palace on Monday under chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah - where measures to curb Covid-19 virus spread were discussed.

The ministers took notice that in light of the increase in novel coronavirus infections around the world, the Cabinet has decided to keep the status at the airport unchanged.

Also read: Kuwait registers first case of new Covid variant

After a briefing by the Minister of Health on the Covid situation in Kuwait, the government urged citizens and residents to continue taking all necessary precautions against the virus. The Cabinet decided to delay shifting to the 'second phase' regarding the resumption of commercial flights to Kuwait International Airport until further notice and assigned the civil aviation authority to lower number of commercial flights via the airport indefinitely.

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