Coronavirus: Kuwait suspends all flights with Singapore, Japan over virus fears

Kuwaiti special forces officers wearing protective masks are seen at the entrance to a hotel where people evacuated from Iran are being held in quarantine, in Fahaheel, Kuwait.
Kuwaiti special forces officers wearing protective masks are seen at the entrance to a hotel where people evacuated from Iran are being held in quarantine, in Fahaheel, Kuwait.PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday (Feb 25) 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 over the coronavirus.

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