Emirates Suspends All Flights

 To tackle the Corona virus, the UAE authorities Sunday ordered the suspension of “all passenger and transit flights” for two weeks, declaring that the decision does not include “necessary cargo and evacuation flights.”

The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday that it will suspend “all passenger and transit flights” for a period of two weeks, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.

The Emirates News Agency indicated that “it was decided to suspend all flights of passengers and transit to and from the country for a period of two weeks, to be in effect after 48 hours,” in response to precautionary and preventive measures to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus.

The agency stressed that the decision is subject to “review and evaluation” and that it “does not include the necessary cargo and evacuation flights.”

In the past weeks, the UAE authorities recorded 153 infections, 38 of them recovering, while two people died, according to what the Ministry of Health announced on Friday evening.

The decision comes shortly after Emirates Airlines announced that it will suspend all passenger flights from March 25.

But the company returned and reversed its decision, leaving only 13 destinations out of 159, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.