March 13, 2020 / 12:06 PM / 18 days ago

Moldova to suspend flights to European countries to contain coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Ion Chicu, Moldova's newly appointed Prime Minister, speaks in Chisinau, Moldova November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova will suspend all flights to European destinations from Sunday for two weeks to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Ion Chicu told reporters at a briefing on Friday.

There are six confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the eastern European country, with no deaths recorded.

Reporting by Alexander Tanas; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Jon Boyle

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