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Bahrain announces suspension of all flights from Dubai and Sharjah, UAE

Following the announcement of the coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Bahrain, the Civil Aviation Affairs has announced that all flights arriving from Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport have been suspended  for 48 hours. This directive was to be put into action immediately.

Below is the Tweet from Bahrain News Agency concerning the announcement of flight suspension:

Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications Bahrain

Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications Bahrain

Below is the statement by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications

Civil Aviation Affairs announces the suspension of all flights arriving from Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport for 48 hours

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced the suspension of all flights arriving from Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport for a period of 48 hours, effective immediately. The CAA urges all citizens and residents of Bahrain who are currently in areas affected by the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and who were planning to return to the Kingdom of Bahrain to call the following number +973 17227555.

The CAA affirms that it is cooperating with all authorities to take the necessary measures in light of COVID-19. All arrivals to Bahrain International Airport suspected of infection will be tested and, if found to be suffering from the condition, are immediately transferred to designated centres for isolation and treatment.

Civil Aviation Affairs stressed the need to adhere to established health guidelines in order to combat COVID-19.



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