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Monday, 16 May 2022 08:40 GMT

Iran halts flights from Iraq due to new variant of coronavirus


(MENAFN) According to a statement by the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, starting Sunday, Mar. 14 all the flights coming Iraq to the country were halted for one week.

The declaration reported by the official IRNA news agency said that this resolution was made as a preventative procedure to safeguard the health of the Iranian people amid the transmission of a new strain of coronavirus.

It further said that all the airlines are demanded to notify their passengers regarding the new procedure in a well-timed manner.

On Sunday, the country cautioned of the resurgence of coronavirus pandemic in the approaching Iranian new year Nowruz beginning on March 20.

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