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Kuwait bans air travellers from Bangladesh, 30 other countries over coronavirus risks

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Kuwait has banned foreign air passengers from Bangladesh and 30 other countries until further notice flagging them as ``high risk`` due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions include passengers who were in the 31 countries within 14 days before the date of travel from other countries, the Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement on Saturday.

Besides Bangladesh, the countries include India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka, all of which have large numbers of expatriates in Kuwait. The list also includes China, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq.

The ban was announced the same day that Kuwait began a partial resumption of commercial flights.

The authorities have said Kuwait International Airport would run at about 30 percent capacity from Saturday, gradually increasing in coming months.

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