2nd Filipino domestic worker quarantined in Hong Kong

2nd Filipino domestic worker quarantined in Hong Kong

2nd Filipino domestic worker quarantined in Hong Kong

The DHS guidance on airline flights was included in a notice released by the department Sunday as new travel restrictions officially go into effect for flights commencing after 5 p.m. EDT.

The suspension will come into force from Friday until March 28, the airline said in a statement.

In a statement, John Grant, senior analyst with OAG Aviation, an global flight data company, called the latest cuts in flights "probably the most significant ever seen in one week in response to any pandemic event".

"In the United States for example, where the government has advised against all travel to China and is barring entry to foreign nationals travelling from China, there will be significantly reduced demand for flights serving China", Sehmer said.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China's appeal to the country's airlines was reported on Xinhua's account on Chinese messaging app Weibo.

Passengers from China Southern Airlines flight CZ319 arrive at Perth International Airport on February 2.

The White House said China had accepted its offer to have USA experts as part of a World Health Organization mission to study and help combat the virus.

Cathay Pacific announced that it is cutting its fifth freedom flight from New York (JFK) to Vancouver early, leaving less than two weeks for flyers to experience this journey.

The airline has also announced "massive capacity cuts" in view of "novel coronavirus outbreak" and significant drop in market demand.

Eugene Securities analyst Bang Min-jin said a recovery in air travel demand would take a long time even if the coronavirus is contained.

Moreover, some countries around the world have banned flights from China or passengers coming from China from entering, and for unclear reasons included Hong Kong in the ban.

The request lays bare desperate times at Cathay, which was hammered past year by months of political chaos and protests in Hong Kong and is now being further hurt by the fallout from the virus outbreak.

Air India and IndiGo have already suspended its flights to Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

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