Kenya suspends flights from North of Italy over coronavirus outbreak

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The government has suspended direct flights from North of Italy to Kenya due to the coronavirus outbreak in Verona and Milan.

In a statement issued on Tuesday Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the decision which takes effect immediately was made following Consultations with the Italian Embassy.

“Following Consultations with the Italian Embassy and stakeholders, the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus has concluded that flights from North of Italy, specifically Verona and Milan which usually has  direct chartered flights to our coast be suspended effective March 3, 2020,” reads the statement.

“This part of Italy is experiencing Coronavirus incidents which could affect safety to Kenyans.”

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