Coronavirus: UAE advises citizens against travel to India

Travelers wear masks as they arrive at the Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates, on January 29, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates on Thursday advised its citizens against traveling to India amid rising concerns over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the warning comes after India announced it will be barring all foreigners from entering the country in an effort to contain the outbreak.

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“This decision comes within the directions issued by the Indian government, which stated that all foreigners, with all types of Indian visas, will be prevented from entering India until further notice as a precautionary measure taken by the Indian government to limit the spread of coronavirus,” the statement said.

The UAE has reported 74 cases of the deadly virus, and has taken several precautionary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared the virus as a global pandemic, and called on countries around the world to take “urgent and aggressive action.”

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