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Kuwait suspends Thailand flights over coronavirus fears

Kuwaiti women wear protective masks at the Mubarakiya Market in Kuwait City on Monday. (AFP photo)

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CAIRO: Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced on Monday it had suspended all its flights to and from Thailand, South Korea and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries.

State news agency KUNA reported the announcement, saying this came in accordance with the Kuwaiti Health Ministry instructions.

Earlier, Kuwait had suspended all its flights to and from Iraq over fears about the coronavirus.

The total number of people infected in Kuwait has reached five, while South Korea reported 763 cases, and seven people have died and more than 220 have come down with the virus in Italy.

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Vocabulary:

accord with : to be the same as something, or to agree with something - สอดคล้องกับ

come down with (verb): to get an illness, usually that is not very serious - ติดเชื้อ

infected : having been affected by disease or disease carrying substance - ซึ่งติดเชื้อ

state : government - รัฐ

suspend : to stop for a period of time - ยกเลิกชั่วคราว, ระงับชั่วคราว

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