How Airlines and Airports Are Dealing With Deadly China Virus

How Airlines and Airports Are Dealing With Deadly China Virus


23.Jan.2020

Airports and airlines are stepping up efforts to protect staff and passengers amid heightened concern over the outbreak of a deadly virus originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

At least 17 people have died with close to 500 infected, including the first confirmed case in the U.S.

The level of alarm is rising as the coronavirus spreads. China said it will conduct nationwide screening and improve monitoring of transportation links for the Lunar New Year holiday, which starts at the end of this week and is expected to see almost 80 million people takes flights.

Elsewhere, major hubs like London Heathrow have begun to monitor people disembarking flights from the center of the outbreak, while one airline has delayed plans for a new service to Wuhan from South Korea.

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It looks like a collaborated effort, worldwide will be required to ensure the safety of all travellers.

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