UAE suspends all flights from China, except Beijing, amid the outbreak of coronavirus

(UAE): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Monday the suspension of all flights to and from China, with the exception of the capital, Beijing, as part of precautionary measures to deal with the outbreak of the new strain of.

The suspension would take effect on February 5, the (GCAA) said in a statement, as reported by the state news agency WAM.

The authority stated that all passengers traveling from Beijing International Airport must undergo a comprehensive medical examination for 6 to 8 hours at the airport to ensure passenger safety before boarding.

The coronavirus, which originated in the Chinese city of, has killed 361 people in that country alone, while cases have been reported in several countries around the world.

The GCAA said the decision to suspend flights came after studying and analyzing the current conditions of the spread of the virus, adding that it coordinated with international agencies and worked closely with national agencies such as the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of Emergency, NCEMA, Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, and.