March 16, 2020 / 5:25 PM / in 18 days

Turkey bans flights with six more countries, including Britain and UAE

ANKARA, March 16 (Reuters) - Turkey will impose flight bans to six more countries including the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates, making the total number of countries 20, the country’s health minister announced on Monday.

Switzerland, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Ireland would also be added to the list, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters.

Turkey has identified a total to 18 coronavirus cases, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Monday. The government has ramped up measures to halt the spread of the virus, closing schools and universities, as well as holding sports events without spectators (Reporting by Ece Toksabay)

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