More African airlines suspend flights to China

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Kenya Airways./Picture from social media

More African airlines including Kenya Airways and RwandAir have temporarily suspended all flights to and from China until further notice after a virus outbreak killed more than 200 people in China and spread to 18 countries.

‘Due to decrease in the Beijing flights demand’ Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc said it was suspending flights to China until end of 29 February.

Air Madagascar has said ‘as a measure of caution’ it will suspend flights to and from Guangzhou from Saturday 1st February to 1st March 2020.

Air Mauritius has suspended its flights to and from Shanghai from Friday, but flights to Hong Kong will be maintained.

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global emergency as the virus spread to more countries.

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