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Armenia temporarily closes Iran border, Georgia suspends flights with Iran

Christian Fernsby |
Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote on Facebook.

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Iran said it had confirmed 61 cases and 12 deaths, with most of the infections in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom, Reuters reported.

Georgia has suspended direct flights with Iran amid the recent coronavirus outbreak.

"The Government of Georgia follows the developments and continues to work with its neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan. We do not exclude to impose restriction on the land border in future as well, if necessary,” cited the ministry as saying.

It was also noted that the Georgia government is in constant communication with the Iranian authorities in order to receive the updates about the situation on the ground and the current preventive measures there.

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