Turkey has suspended flights to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak: Iran aviation official – Reuters

Turkey has suspended flights to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak: Iran aviation official – Reuters


FILE Image: A social distancing sign is witnessed before the Turkish Airlines test-in counters at the international departure terminal of the Istanbul Airport amid the coronavirus disorder (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has suspended flights to Iran and Afghanistan as portion of measures towards the coronavirus outbreak, the Transport Ministry explained on Sunday.

Iranian Presiden Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million people may well have been contaminated with the coronavirus in Iran, despite the fact that overall health officials later on sought to engage in down the estimate.

Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) experienced gradually restarted global flights as of June eleven.

Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Ali Kucukgocmen in Istanbul Enhancing by Elaine Hardcastle and Angus MacSwan