Iran Air has stopped all flights to European destinations, citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization.
“With attention to the restrictions that placed on (Iran Air) flights by Europe for unclear reasons all IranAir flights to European destinations have been suspended until further notice,” the statement.
Iran is in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, with 5,823 infections and 145 deaths, one of the highest rates of fatality from the illness outside of China, where the virus originated.
On the other hand Iran has confirmed almost 6,000 coronavirus infections and 145 deaths.
In Iran, 21 people reported to have died as a result of coronavirus in the past day.
A spokesman for Iran’s health ministry, Kianoush Jahanpour, said in a televised news conference on Saturday that more than 16,000 people currently being tested in the country.
He added that 1,669 people with the illness had recovered.
The WHO’s representative in Iran, Dr Christoph Hamelmann, said Iran making tremendous progress at its hospitals, with facilities made available for treatment in every province.
Moreover The spread of the coronavirus continues in China.
The country reported 44 new cases , most of them in Hubei where the outbreak originated.
There were only three cases elsewhere on the mainland, in people who had arrived from overseas.
A further 27 people died from COVID-19, bringing the national toll to 3,097.
On the hand New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases there rose by 13 to 89.
Among other countries to report a rise in the total number of cases are: France (to 949); Germany (795); Spain (441); the UK (206); the Netherlands (188).