Iraq flies hundreds stranded abroad home in the midst of coronavirus emergency

Iraq flies hundreds stranded abroad home in the midst of coronavirus emergency

An Iraqi airways plane is pictured on the tarmac at Arbil airport, in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region, on September 28, 2017. – All foreign flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil will be suspended from Friday, officials said, as Baghdad increases pressure on the Kurds over this week’s independence referendum. 

Iraq flew nationals from UAE, Egypt, Belarus and Lebanon

Nations have shut down movement to check the spread of COVID-19

DUBAI: Iraq has flown many its residents home who were stranded abroad on account of movement guidelines forced in the midst of the spread of COVID-19.

The Iraqi Embassy in UAE composed with neighborhood specialists to fly out 276 nationals on Iraqi Airways.

In the interim, the aircraft repatriated 212 residents from Egypt.

Iraq additionally flew out 115 nationals from Belarus, and 261 residents from Lebanon.

As the quantities of COVID-19 patients have been developing around the world, nations have been actualizing guidelines which cutoff travel abroad.

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and a few different nations have suspended universal flights.

The present number of cases worldwide has outperformed 800,000, with more than 42,000 passings and more that 178,000 recuperations.

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