Sunday, 8 March , 2020     |     934      |      +      |     

Kuwait parliament calls for cancelling flights to Egypt

Kuwait parliament calls for cancelling flights to Egypt : Google
  • Government

Concerns have raised in Kuwait about due to a number of people arriving from Egypt, which prompted members in the Kuwaiti parliament to demand “an immediate halt to flights from and to Egypt.”


Kuwaiti’s interior ministry recently announced a halt to the issuance of all visas to the Egyptian community “until further notice” following the spread of the Coronavirus.

The MPs said that the decision was “in line with the precautionary plans to confront the spread of the Coronavirus.”

Kuwaiti MP Safaa Al-Hashem said the decision to stop issuing visas for Egyptians was a “correct decision, in light of the circumstances the country is going through in the face of the Coronavirus epidemic.”

She demanded, “all expatriates who spent their holidays in Egypt not to come back to Kuwait during this period.”

“If Egypt does not want to announce the number of infected cases, that’s their business, but we must protect our country and our people from this epidemic,” Al-Hashem was quoted by Al-Qabas as saying.

The coronavirus first appeared in China for the first time on 12 December in the city of Wuhan, but Beijing officially revealed it in mid-January. It has sounded the global alarm with China reporting 2,592 deaths from the outbreak on Monday with over 77,000 confirmed cases.

Outside mainland China, the coronavirus has spread to more than 25 other countries including the US, the UK, Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.

On Monday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that the Middle East airlines had incurred $100 million in losses following far-east flights’ cancellations over the virus spread.

Kuwait Today Business Subscription

Keywords:
Category: #Government | 2020/03/08 latest update at 4:00 PM
Source : | Photocredit : Google
935
Comments Add comment

Latest Comments


  
  LinkedIn Gulf Media

Sponsored Publications


Related Articles

The editorial staff of Kuwait Media would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Kuwait and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Kuwait Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Kuwait, the Gulf and the world.


Latest searches in Kuwait Today