The UAE will suspend flights to Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey as of March 17 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.
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“The decision to suspend flights to the four countries came after the General Authority of Civil Aviation in the country evaluated the global situation,” the authority said in a statement.
The UAE has confirmed 85 cases of the deadly coronavirus.
The UAE also announced on Saturday restrictions on visas as additional measures to contain the virus.