Coronavirus Leads Gulf Nations to Suspend More Flights

Passengers wearing face masks to protect from them the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates . (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)

More flight restrictions have been imposed from Gulf States in an effort to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has halted all flights to and from Iran apart from Tehran.

Bahrain has suspended all services to and from Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE until further notice.

Flights to Iran from Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia had already been suspended.

Over the last month, airlines across the world have slowly reduced the number of services as countries try to stop the spread of the potentially deadly disease.

In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, the Iranian Government has ordered the nationwide closure of schools and the cancellation of large-scale public gatherings such as sporting events and concerts.

Travelers wearing face masks to protect from them the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. on February 16, 2020. So far there have been 8 confirmed cases of the virus in the United Arab Emirates.