Monday, 24 February, 2020

Hong Kong to quarantine any arrival from mainland

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Cecil Little | 06 February, 2020, 01:08

On Tuesday, the carrier said it planned to cut about 30% of capacity over the next two months, including about 90% of flights to mainland China.

2, a total of 4,330 flights had been dispatched in missions delivering emergency supplies, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Dozens of global airlines are cutting off or suspending their China support due to the virus.

Qatar Airways, which owns a minority stake in IAG, has also cancelled passenger flights to China.

Coronavirus outbreak: Cathay Pacific, Air China temporarily suspend flights to China

Routes like Cathay Pacific's NY to Vancouver flight originally served travellers between the US and Canada as well as those wish to fly NY to Hong Kong.

United Airlines said on Monday it was moving up its suspension of US-bound flights from mainland China by one day to Tuesday.

In a statement issued January 30, the World Health Organization said it does not recommend trade or travel restrictions adding that "countries are cautioned against actions that promote stigma or discrimination".

The U.S. offered China "tremendous help" in dealing with the outbreak, according to President Trump, but China has yet to accept the aid.


The Indian government chose to extend thermal screening to passengers coming in from Singapore and Thailand after initiating screening for passengers coming in from China and Hong Kong last week.

Cathay Pacific's flight attendants' union said later on Wednesday that it will discuss the company's request internally.

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control said that from February 6, "travellers with a history of travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau are required to be under home quarantine after entering Taiwan".

Police and health officials responded to the airport about 4.30pm, a police spokesperson said. Israel's Health Ministry said it won't allow flights from China to land at its airports.


India is screening passengers on flights coming in from Singapore and Thailand for the novel coronavirus and has further restricted travel from China, as part of preventive measures to contain its spread.

The recent move by United comes amid concern over the coronavirus outbreak in China and around the globe.


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