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Kazakhstan to bar Iranians from entry over fears of coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak: Kazakhstan government decrease the number of flights to and from Azerbaijan and suspend the issuance of work permits to citizens of countries hit by the virus

twitter-logoReuters | March 2, 2020 | Updated 12:15 IST
Kazakhstan to bar Iranians from entry over fears of coronavirus
Coronavirus has claimed over 3,000 lives globally till Sunday

Kazakhstan will bar Iranian nationals from entering the Central Asian nation starting from March 5, the government said on Monday, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The government will also decrease the number of flights to and from Azerbaijan and suspend the issuance of work permits to citizens of countries hit by the virus, officials said at a government meeting on Monday.

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