Kuwait ports authority suspends travel to and from Iran amid coronavirus fears

An oil tanker loading crude at Mina Al AHmadi Port, 40 km south of Kuwait City. (File photo: AP)

Kuwait's ports authority suspended the movement of people to and from Iran until further notice because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in that country, state news agency KUNA said early on Friday.

Two Iranians who tested positive for the coronavirus have died of respiratory illness, and three others tested positive on Thursday, the Iranian Health Ministry said.

On Thursday, Kuwait Airways suspended all flights to Iran on the advice of the Kuwaiti Health Ministry and the civil aviation authority.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05