More Covid-19 cases confirmed in Gulf

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The civil aviation authorities of some affected countries have implemented travel bans.

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Published: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 6:52 PM

The UAE was the first country in the region to confirm cases of the virus, with a family of 4 Chinese tourists being diagnosed on January 29th 2020.
There have since been a total of 13 confirmed cases in the country , with 4 patients recovering fully.
As a preventative measure, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced on Monday that it would be implementing a travel ban to Iran and Thailand 
Oman's Ministry of Health announced its first two cases of COVID-19 on February 24th 2020, with two Omani women testing positive for the virus after a visit to Iran. 
As an additional measure, the Sultanate has also halted all flights to and from Iran.
Bahrain confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Monday in a school bus driver. The patient has drop off children at two schools, the ministry said.
According to the BNA report, the ministry has contacted the families of students who took the bus, and all have been tested to ensure they are free of the coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health in Bahrain registered 9 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on February 25, carried by Bahraini and Saudi citizens arriving at Bahrain International Airport via Dubai and Sharjah, confirming a total of 17 registered cases in the Kingdom so far.
The Ministry highlighted that all necessary tests were taken on all nine cases, in a well-equipped, isolated area at the Airport, after which the patients were transferred to the Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Community Health Center in Al Salmaniya, for complete isolation and treatment.
Kuwait on the other hand said eight people, including a Saudi national, who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported 
The first three cases in the state, were among the 700 evacuated from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad last week, KUNA said.
Bahrain has temporarily suspended all flights from Dubai and Sharjah for 48 hours on February 25.
Both Bahrain and Kuwait have implemented a travel ban on all flight to and from Iran.

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