Coronavirus fear: Qatar bans arrivals from 14 countries, including Pakistan

Coronavirus fear: Qatar bans arrivals from 14 countries, including Pakistan
Doha: Qatar has banned entry of people arriving from 14 countries including Pakistan from today as a precautionary measure against the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease.

Qatari government has announced temporary ban on travelers from Pakistan, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.

It is to be mentioned here that Qatar Airways had already suspended flights to and from Italy, which has reported 366 deaths in the outbreak.

The move came as the country struggles to contain the virus’s spread, as Qatar reported three more cases of the virus on Sunday, bringing the total there to 15.

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Italy has jumped by at least 133 in the past 24 hours.