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Albania suspends flights to UK over coronavirus

Albania suspends flights to UK over coronavirus Author: Tirana International Airport. Licence: All rights reserved.

TIRANA (Albania), March 16 (SeeNews) – Albania’s government has decided to suspend all flights to the UK in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country, the infrastructure ministry said on Monday.

The flights from Albania’s sole international airport of Tirana to the UK will be suspended starting from March 16, 23.59 pm CET, until a second notice, the ministry said in a notice posted on Facebook.

Earlier in the day, Albania’s health ministry confirmed nine new cases of coronavirus, as their number reached 51.

Last week, Albania’s government decided to halt passenger transport from all neighboring countries, including flight to Italy, in an attempt to contain the disease.