Ministry of Health lifts the ban on Italian planes

The government through the Ministry of Health has lifted the ban on Italian planes.

The temporary order is to pave the way for an Italian plane to land into the country and rescue trapped citizens in Malindi.

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800 Italians are said to be stuck in Malindi following the spread of coronavirus.

The empty plane will however to drop any person on board but instead ferry the Italians back home.

On Tuesday CS Mutahi Kagwe announced the ban following a joint discussion with the Italian Embassy.

Millan and Verona were specifically mentioned to have received the ban.

Malindi is well known as the little heaven to many Italians who come in numbers for holidays.

CS Kagwe confirmed to have all the information as he promised the government was monitoring the situation.

Tourism is expected to fall as many of them are held back due to the virus scare.

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