Kuwait suspends all flights to and from Singapore, Japan over coronavirus fears

Kuwaiti policemen wearing protective masks wait at Sheikh Saad Airport in Kuwait City, on February 22, 2020, before transferring Kuwaitis arriving from Iran to a hospital to be tested for coronavirus. (AFP)

Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday it had suspended all flights with Singapore and Japan over coronavirus fears, state news agency KUNA reported.

The statement was issued in accordance with the Kuwaiti health ministry's instructions.

On Monday, Kuwait suspended flights with South Korea, Iran, Thailand, Italy and Iraq because of the coronavirus.

Kuwait has registered nine cases of coronavirus, all coming from Iran.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02