March 2, 2020 / 3:40 AM / in a month

Kazakhstan to bar Iranian nationals from entry over virus

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will bar Iranian nationals from entering the Central Asian nation starting from March 5, the government said on Monday, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The government will also decrease the number of flights to and from Azerbaijan and suspend the issuance of work permits to citizens of countries hit by the virus, officials said at a government meeting on Monday.

Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Kim Coghill

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