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Thailand suspends incoming passenger flights to fight coronavirus

Move follows rise in coronavirus cases among Thais returning home

Thai Airways planes are parked at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 25.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand will temporarily ban all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the country's aviation agency said on Friday.

The ban on incoming flights will come into effect on Saturday morning and run until the end of Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said in an order published late on Friday.

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