Coronavirus: China suspends direct flights with Britain



12/24/2020 at 10:10 am.

At Beijing Capital International Airport. Due to the discovery of a new version of a potentially very serious coronovirus, China said on Thursday that it has decided to postpone direct flights to and from the United Kingdom indefinitely. Contagious on British soil. / File Photo / REUTERS / Carlos Garcia Rollins

Carlos Garcia Rawins

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has decided to suspend its direct flights indefinitely and a new discovery on Thursday, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Britain said, is very potentially contagious of coronovirus in British territory.

According to the Worflight Aviation database, there are currently eight weekly flights between the two countries.

British Airways notably operates two connections per week between London and Shanghai.

(Yu Lun Tian and Stella Qiu; French version Jean-Stephen Bros, edited by Jean-Michel Beyod)

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