The Kuwait Airways will operate a special flight to evacuate nationals from the Italian city of Milan after registering the death of some cases infected with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, there.

In a press statement, the national carrier said on Wednesday that the flight is set to take off at 2:25 p.m. (Milan local time) and return home at 10:15 p.m. (Kuwait time)as per KUNA.

The evacuation process comes in coordination with the ministries of foreign affairs, health, and interior, as well as the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, it added. It expressed its readiness to any assignment by the concerned bodies to evacuate further Kuwaiti passengers if necessary to ensure their return home safely, it noted. Up to 12 of those infected with coronavirus have been died in Italy, while the number of infected cases reached 374 in seven provinces.

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