Coronavirus: British Airways halts all direct flights to China over virus

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BREAKING: British Airways has immediately suspended all flights to and from mainland China. 9News

British Airways has immediately suspending all of its flights to and from mainland China after the UK government warned against unnecessary travel to the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

BA said in a statement that "we apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority."It took the measure a day after Britain's Foreign Office updated its travel advice on China, warning against "all but essential travel" to the mainland, not including Hong Kong and Macao.

China has cut off access to Wuhan and 16 other cities to prevent people from leaving and spreading the virus further. The outbreak has killed more than 130 people. BA.com, the airline's website, shows no direct flights to China are available until at least the end of February.

 

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Good! Now Australia do the same!!!

IndonesiaGaruda I hope you do the same!

Why isnt Australia doing this?

Why can't we do this

Australia government should be banning all flights from China too

AlwaysTrueBlue1 ShutTheGate

Brilliant. Now all other airlines need to follow their lead.

Everyone tag ScottMorrisonMP

9NEWS Qantas should follow British Airways in stopping all inbound flights from China

How good is Australia - Shell be right mate

This is so overdue... a no brainer!

Air NZ should do thing same thing too.

AND Quaintarse

No one should be allowed to fly out of China fullstop! Why aren’t all airlines doing the same? Because there money hungry

Some common sense at last!

Australia should be doing the same, with all airlines!

Fantastic to hear

Why the hell not

Great decision! Gov probably not doing much, so BA takes it upon themselves.

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