Coronavirus: Kuwait halts all commercial flights, announces two-week holiday

kuwait, coronavirus, public holiday, covid-19

Dubai - Authorities also announced a public holiday in the country from March 12 to March 26.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 6:59 PM

Last updated: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 7:25 AM

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.


More news from Coronavirus