health virus aviation February 25 2020 - 12:16 PM

URGENT UAE halts Iran flights, cargo over coronavirus Dubai, Feb 25, 2020 (AFP) - The United Arab Emirates, Iran's biggest Gulf trading partner, suspended all passenger and cargo flights to the Islamic republic Tuesday in what it said was a precaution against the coronavirus. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority "suspended all passenger flights and cargo to and from Iran starting today and for one week that can be renewed," a statement carried by the official WAM news agency said. The decision is a precautionary measure undertaken by the UAE to ensure strict monitoring and prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus, the statement said. sy/oh/kir

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