Coronavirus: Kuwait Airport closing; all commercial flights to Ghana to be affected

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Starting from Friday, 13 March 2020, Kuwait International Airport will close for passenger service indefinitely, meaning commercial flights to and from the airport are canceled.

There will be some exceptions only for Kuwaiti nationals looking to go home, so, there may be some charter flights.

It is not yet known how long the airport closure will last.

The airport ordinarily sees nearly 500 daily flights and serves nearly 16 million passengers in 2019.

So far, Kuwait has seen 72 coronavirus cases.

A few days ago, it was announced that the country would be closing down academic institutions for two weeks, and would suspend all sporting events until further notice.

The country has now also announced that all malls, restaurants, and cafes will be closing through the end of the month.

Kuwait may be the first country in the world to completely ban commercial flights as a precautionary measure.

Kuwait Airlines fly to Ghana, and, therefore, the closure of the Kuwait Airport will affect flights to Ghana.

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