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Over Coronavirus, UAE halts Iran flights

The United Arab Emirates, Iran’s biggest Gulf trading partner, suspended all passenger and cargo flights to the Islamic republic Tuesday in what it said was a precaution against the Coronavirus.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority “suspended all passenger flights and cargo to and from Iran starting today and for one week that can be renewed,” a statement carried by the official WAM news agency said.

The decision is a precautionary measure undertaken by the UAE to ensure strict monitoring and prevention of the spread of the new Coronavirus, the statement said.