March 13, 2020 / 4:03 PM / 22 days ago

Turkey halts flights with nine European countries to contain coronavirus

ANKARA, March 13 (Reuters) - Turkey is halting flights to and from Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands as of Saturday morning until April 17 as part of efforts to contain coronavirus, Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan said on Friday.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, speaking alongside Turhan, said Turkey had confirmed three more coronavirus cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to five.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Dominic Evans

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