Coronavirus Update: Gov't temporarily lifts flight ban from this country

Flight given strict orders on landing on Kenyan soil

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Th government has temporarily lifted the ban on Italian planes to allow one plane to land.

Speaking on Friday at a presser Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe stated that the government will allow only one plane to land at JKIA to pick up Italians who were stranded after the ban was issued.

"We have temporarily lifted the ban for a flight from Italy to come to Kenya and lift the people who are locked in when we banned the flights from Verona and Norther Italy," Kagwe stated.

"There are people who are locked in Malindi about 800 of them so we have allowed the flight to come in with no one inside and the passengers will get in and have a safe flight home," he continued.

On Tuesday the government banned direct flights from northern Italy over the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

While announcing the ban CS Kagwe stated: "This part of Italy is currently experiencing coronavirus incidents which could affect the safety of Kenyans."

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