YANGON, Myanmar

Myanmar will ban all international passenger flights into its airports beginning Monday as part of the country’s efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Civil aviation authority on Sunday said no international commercial passenger flights will be allowed to land in Myanmar for next two weeks, until April 31.

The Department of Civil Aviation said in a statement that it also suspends all landing permissions it previously granted.

The measure will not apply to relief, cargo, medical evacuation flights as well as specially-approved flights, it added.

The move came shortly after Myanmar suspended issuing all kinds of

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