The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to suspend all flights to and from the Gulf state as part of efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus, according to the official WAM news agency.

In a statement, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said all inbound and outbound flights and the transit of airline passengers will be suspended as of March 25 for two weeks.

It said the flight suspension was a precautionary measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Cargo and emergency evacuation flights would be exempt from the restriction, the GCAA said.

The Gulf state reported 13

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