Turkey grounds flights to Italy, Iraq, South Korea over coronavirus

  01 March 2020    Read: 903
Turkey grounds flights to Italy, Iraq, South Korea over coronavirus

The news comes as Ankara moved to suspend all flights to China, where COVID-19 was first detected, and to Iran, where up to 50 reportedly died of the coronavirus, AzVision.az reports citing Sputnik.

Turkey has expanded flight bans over the coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday.

"Due to the coronavirus situation, we introduced another measure at the proposal of our scientific council. All passenger flights between Turkey and Italy, South Korea and Iraq will be suspended at midnight," he said in a statement.


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