March 14, 2020 / 6:44 PM / a month ago

Yemen suspends all flights for two weeks over coronavirus

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemen’s Saudi-backed government said on Saturday it was suspending all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks starting on March 18, amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement from the office of Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said the suspension exempted flights for humanitarian purposes. The key airports his government controls are in Aden, Sayoun and Mukalla.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Writing by Stephen Kalin

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