COVID-19: Bahrain suspends flights from Dubai, Sharjah for 48 hours over coronavirus fears

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Dubai - The civil aviation authority affirmed that it is cooperating with authorities to take necessary measures in light of COVID-19.



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Published: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 5:27 AM

Last updated: Tue 25 Feb 2020, 6:57 PM

Bahrain civil aviation authority on Monday suspended all flights from Dubai and Sharjah airports for 48 hours over coronavirus fears.
In a statement, Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) affirmed that it is cooperating with authorities to take necessary measures in light of COVID-19.
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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, state news agency BNA reported.
The CAA also urged all citizens and residents of Bahrain who are currently in areas affected by the coronavirus and who were planning to return to the country to call +973 17227555.
On Monday, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Iraq reported their first cases of the coronavirus as Gulf countries moved to stop an outbreak in Iran from spreading.
The UAE has already announced 13 cases of the coronavirus, all of them foreigners.
On Monday, UAE called on all its citizens to not travel to Iran and Thailand at present and up until further notice as part of its efforts to monitor and contain the disease.
With inputs from Reuters
 


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