Yemen suspends all flights for two weeks over coronavirus fears

A UN plane arrives in Aden airport, Yemen December 22, 2018. (File photo: Reuters)

Yemen’s UN-recognized government said on Saturday it was suspending all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18, amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement from the office of Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said the suspension exempted flights for humanitarian purposes.

The key airports his government controls are in Aden, Sayoun and Mukalla.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06