Kuwait Bans Travel from and to Thailand

27th Feb 2020

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The government of Kuwait has banned all travels to Thailand and two other countries over fears of its growing cases of coronavirus.

Kuwait’s civil aviation authority announced on Monday that all flights to Thailand, Italy, and South Korea will be suspended following news that their confirmed infections grew further. It said the ban was per the Kuwaiti Health Ministry’s order. The country has a total of five confirmed infections at present.

According to the ministry, any person who visited the four countries over the past two weeks will be denied of a visa, while Kuwaiti nationals who have traveled from those will be quarantined for 14 days.

In Thailand, the number of confirmed cases rose by two to 37 in total after a 31-year old woman and a 29-year old taxi driver were found to be infected.

South Korea, meanwhile, saw 134 new confirmed cases, bringing its total infection figures to 1,146. The death toll has risen to 11. The situation was raised to the highest alert level.

In Italy, the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 400, while death toll was recorded at 12, all of which were elderly or those with existing medical conditions.