Kuwait bans flights from 31 ‘high-risk’ countries over virus concerns Aug 02, 2020 0 1121 12345 Kuwait City Kuwait on Saturday banned commercial flights from 31 countries due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus.The ban on selected countries, which takes immediate effect until further notice, was declared even as Kuwait on Saturday resumed international flights after a hiatus of nearly five months.Kuwaiti civil aviation authorities said the ban was on travellers coming from “high-risk” countries. They include Spain, Italy, China, Iran, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq.The ban was instituted upon “instructions from the Kuwaiti health authorities,” Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA reported.It was not clear if flights from Kuwait to those countries will also be banned.Oil-wealthy Kuwait has a large community of migrant workers. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Medical frontliners warn Philippines losing battle against COVID-19 Aug 02, 2020 0 200 Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two Aug 02, 2020 0 206 ‘Hundreds’ of homes destroyed after Sudan dam collapse Aug 02, 2020 0 33 Tanzania bans Kenya Airways as coronavirus spat escalates AFP Dar es Salaam Tanzania banned Kenya’s national airline from entering the country effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania’s controversial handling of the coronavirus .. 11 killed as heavy crane collapses at India shipyard DPA New Delhi At least 11 workers were killed after a heavy crane collapsed on Saturday at the state-owned shipyard in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, police said. The recently procured crane came down as .. Children killed as floods ravage Afghan village Jalalabad At least 15 children and a woman were killed and dozens of houses destroyed as flash floods lashed a village in eastern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. Flooding caused by torrential rains struck a .. Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board AFP New York Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp’s board citing clashes over editorial content, US regulators said. The 47-year-old ..