Iran Suspends All Flights to and From China
EghtesadOnline: Iran has suspended all flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday, adding that all flights from China to the Islamic Republic have also been banned.
Tasnim gave no further details, while Iranian state TV said there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Iran, Financial Tribune reported.
The United States, Japan and others tightened travel curbs to virus-hit China on Friday while businesses struggled with supply problems from an epidemic that has infected nearly 10,000 people and been declared a global emergency, Reuters reported.
Russia, Britain and Italy all reported their first two cases, Rome declaring its own national emergency as it sought to reconstruct the itinerary of two infected Chinese tourists.
Deaths from the outbreak rose to 213, all within China where the coronavirus came from animals in central Wuhan city.