British Airways Cancels Flights To China As Coronavirus Spreads


British Airways has canceled all flights to mainland China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The airline said that it had canceled flights to China for two days in order to get a better grasp on the situation, however, on their site there are no flights available through the month of February.

Other airlines are following suit. United Airlines has greatly reduced the amount of flights that are going to mainland China.

"We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the Foreign Office against all but essential travel," British Airlines said in a statement.

Currently, the death toll for the Coronavirus has reached 132 people and over 6,000 individuals are infected with the virus. Additionally, the virus has now infected residents of 16 countries.

As the situation develops, countries are urging its citizens to cancel all nonessential travel to China. The countries issuing this warning include the U.S. and Canada.

Additionally, companies in China are suspending operations in the wake of the virus. Those corporations include, Mcdonald’s and Ikea.

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