Mozambique national carrier suspends flights to Kenya

Mozambique national carrier. [Photo: courtesy]

Mozambique’s national carrier Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique has suspended fights from Maputo to Kenya.

The decision by the airline known as LAM by its international code suspended flights to Kenya due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

In a statement, LAM said that the suspension of flights to Kenya from Maputo was due to “operational reasons”. It did not divulge more details.

Kenya joins a growing list that the airline has suspended flights to since February 1. The airline, just like many others in the country, has been hard hit by low passenger demand due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Kenya is battling the third wave of Covid-19 which the government terms brutal more than the first and second wave.

In the last week, renowned personalities have succumbed to Covid-19 among them former NTV News anchor Winnie Mukami, Bishop Mercy Waciama, Muguga MCA Eliud Ngugi Ngigi among others.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga also tested positive for Covid-19 last week at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been hospitalized but was later discharged.

He has been isolated at his Karen home and is recovering.

The Ministry of Health has warned Kenyans against dropping their guard adding that it is time to observe all protocols set by the Health ministry.