The U.S. Department of State raised its travel advisory for China from Level 3 to Level 4, which means “do not travel to China.”
ising number of airlines suspending China flights
These are the airlines which have suspended all flights to China amid the outbreak: Air France (Until Feb. 9), British Airways (until end February), Air Seoul, Egyptair, Lion Air, Lufthansa (till end February), Swiss Airlines (till end February) and Austrian Airlines (till end February).
Airlines which suspended some flights, or reduced capacity:
– Singapore Airlines: reduced capacity on flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen and Chongqing.
– American Airlines: flights from Los Angeles to Bejing and Shanghai from Feb. 9 to March 27.
– Delta Airlines: reducing flights to 21 a week from 42, from Feb. 1 to April 30.
– Cathay Pacific: progressively reduce capacity to and from mainland China by 50% or more, from Jan. 30 till end March.
– Finnair: suspending flights to Nanjing and Beijing until end March.
– Turkish Airlines: reducing frequency of flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian from Feb. 5 to Feb. 29.
China’s Shandong province delays start of work
China’s Shandong province told companies not to go back to work until Feb. 10, in a bid to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, according to China’s state media Xinhua.
Shandong joins other provinces and cities in delaying the start of work. Hubei authorities have announced that businesses are not to resume work till midnight on Feb. 13. Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Suzhou, Inner Mongolia and Zhejiang told businesses not to resume work till midnight on Feb. 9.
First human-to-human transmission of coronavirus confirmed in US.
Trader Georgi Bozhidarov