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British Airways suspends flights to and from China

British Airways has suspended its daily flights to and from Wuhan, China due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The airline joins Air Canada, United Airlines and Cathy Pacific Airlines who have already suspended some of their flights.

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In a statement, British Airways apologized for the inconvenience caused as they emphasized how they care about the safety of passengers and crew.

Until then, the airlines will be out of business until January 31st as they monitor closely the situation in China.

Currently, the number of deaths has shot up to 130 as other countries including Japan have begun the process of flying back its citizens.

The United Kingdom has confirmed flying back its citizens who will then been quarantined for at least two weeks.

Britons flying back have been promised the best medical care as the country embarks on a quarantine plan.

A UK military facility is reported to be the main quarantine point to all those returning home from China.

The government has also reached out to those residing outside the affected areas to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Speaking from Wuhan, some Britons confirmed that the embassy will be responsible for organizing the transport and medical attention.

They have however been advised to be at the airport six to seven hours earlier for screening.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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