Kuwait will suspend commercial traffic at the country’s lone international airport, effective March 13. 

The decision was made by the Kuwaiti cabinet Wednesday, the Kuwait News Service reported. It comes as the Gulf state has 70 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus. 

The move makes Kuwait the first country to shut down commercial flights due to the outbreak. Some air will continue, however. Kuwait News Service said incoming flights to Kuwait International Airport will be allowed for Kuwaitis and immediate relatives. The news service did not clarify if those traveler would be transported via charter service.


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