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Kuwait limits overseas airport arrivals after COVID variant detected

Kuwait limits overseas airport arrivals after COVID variant detected

1/24/2021 5:20:00 PM

Kuwait limits overseas airport arrivals after COVID variant detected

Kuwait on Sunday reduced the number of daily overseas airline passenger arrivals by 80% to 1,000 to manage the spread of a new coronavirus variant, a source told Reuters.

The Gulf state on Tuesday reported its first cases of a more contagious coronavirus variant, which the health ministry said had been detected in two women returning from Britain.State-owned Kuwait Airways on Friday said it would operate fewer services between Jan. 24 and Feb. 6 following instructions from health authorities and the state aviation regulation.

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Domestic workers and transit passengers were exempted from the new arrivals limit, it said.Newspaper Al-Anbaa reported that the health ministry had requested the airport to be closed but that authorities instead decided to limit the number of arrivals.

Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy in Kuwait; writing by Alexander Cornwell; editing by David Evans Read more: Reuters Top News »

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