News ID: 279863
Published: 0329 GMT January 24, 2021

Iran extends suspension of UK flights over new COVID strain: CAO head

Iran extends suspension of UK flights over new COVID strain: CAO head
ERFAN KOUCHARI/tasnimnews.com

Iran has extended the suspension of flights to and from London over concerns about the alarming surge in the coronavirus cases and a new COVID variant in the UK, an official said.

Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh, the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), told IRNA that the ban on flights to and from London will remain in place until February 18, according to Tasnim News Agency.

Iran stopped operating flights to and from the UK in December 2020 to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus strain that was first reported in Britain.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the UK hard, with the country recording more than three million cases and 90,000 deaths linked to the disease.

Cases in the UK first peaked in early April 2020, before falling in late spring and summer. But they, then, increased again and passed the earlier peak in September, reaching record levels in January 2021.

 

 

   
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Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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