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Kuwait bans flights from UK as new virus strain found

Commercial flights from Britain banned from entering Gulf State, amid similar moves by European countries

Kuwait bans flights from UK as new virus strain found


Kuwait is banning flights arriving from the United Kingdom amid reports of a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain in Britain.

On instructions from health authorities, “commercial flights from the United Kingdom are added to the ban list of countries … prohibited to enter the State of Kuwait" the Kuwaiti civil aviation authority said in English on Twitter on Sunday, without giving a duration for the ban.

The move came as several European countries announced a suspension of flights from the UK amid news of the strain.

The World Health Organization also asked European countries to redouble their health measures amid the new fast-spreading strain.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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