A general view of Kuwait City is seen, in this November 10, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee/Files. “
DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait will halt all commercial flights to and from the Gulf Arab state starting Friday and until further notice, with the exception of cargo flights, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday.
Authorities also announced a public holiday in the country from March 12 to March 26, with work resuming on March 29, KUNA said, adding that entities providing vital services would remain open.
It said people were banned from going to restaurants and cafes, including those inside malls.