Kuwait Airways check-in counters at Kuwait Airport are empty on Sunday. State-run airline halted its flights due to a decision by its workers’ union to strike calling for better pay. Image Credit: AP

Cairo: Kuwait’s civil aviation authority has suspended all its flights to and from Iraq over fears about the coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported on Monday.

The statement was issued in accordance with the Kuwaiti health ministry’s instructions.

Kuwait recorded the virus in three people among 700 who had been evacuated on Saturday from the Iranian city of Mashhad, while Iraq reported its first coronavirus case in an Iranian student on Monday.

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