Kuwait, Qatar urge citizens to shun Singapore

Middle Eastern countries Kuwait and Qatar have issued travel advisories urging their citizens to avoid travelling to Singapore due to the coronavirus outbreak here, reported Today.

Citizens of both countries were advised to follow instructions by local authorities, take necessary precautions, and refrain from visiting crowded areas.

Kuwait and Qatar citizens have been advised to avoid travel to Singapore due to coronavirus

Kuwait issued its advisory on Friday (February 7), urging citizens already in Singapore to “leave rapidly and abstain from staying except for compelling reasons”, after Singapore raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) level to Orange, said the report.

Both Qatar’s foreign affairs ministry and the Kuwait embassy urged its citizens to wait until the situation returns to normal before travelling to Singapore.

Singapore is now the country with the highest number of coronavirus cases outside of China, with 45 infected people.

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