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Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Kuwait to close borders, suspend international flights until Jan. 1

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Kuwait will suspend all commercial flights and close its land and sea borders from 11 p.m. on Monday until January 1, the government communications
office said in a Twitter post.

Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.

The announcement came after various countries implemented new travel restrictions following the outbreak of a new COVID-19 strain.

The civil aviation authority earlier suspended travel to and from the United Kingdom and added the country to its list of high-risk destinations.

Several countries have cut travel ties with Britain after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that a highly infectious new strain of the virus was a danger to the country.

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