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Tunisia considers suspending flights to Italy over coronavirus

February 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Women wearing respiratory masks are seen on 23 February in Milan, Italy [Pier Marco Tacca/Anadolu Agency]

Tunisian Tourism Minister Rene Trabelsi said yesterday that his country is considering suspending some flights to Italy to reduce exposure to the coronavirus.

The minister said Tunisia, which has previously taken a package of precautionary measures against the coronavirus, may decide this week on whether or not to cancel flights to Milan, where cases of the coronavirus have been reported.

He pointed out that Tunisia is closely following up on the development of the situation in Italy, and meetings are taking place with the prime minister and health ministry to take preventive measures to reduce exposure to the virus.

The Italian civil protection agency announced yesterday that more than 200 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in northern Italy since Friday and five people have died.

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