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German airline Lufthansa and included in the group of Swiss and Austrian Airlines have extended the suspension of flights to China until February 29, due to the coronavirus. This is stated on the website of the carrier.
the press service of the airline said that the flights stopped in/from Beijing and Shanghai. Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao aircraft will not fly until March 28. The flights to/from Hong Kong will be implemented as planned.
“Group Lufthansa will continuously monitor the situation with the virus of the crown and is in contact with the responsible authorities”, – stated in the message.
Earlier it was reported that the health facility on a thousand beds was built in 10 days in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The speed of construction of the building was explained to the head of the Center for the study of the Far East in St. Petersburg, Kirill Kotkov. According to him, teamwork has always prevailed in China, reports IA “NSN”.
the Specialist said that the Chinese people is also known for its quick construction of various objects. Kotkov said that he personally saw how China is building around the clock.
“as for the hospital, there is nothing surprising in this: it is well known that the Chinese are very quickly build a variety of objects. I personally saw how they construction is under way 24 hours a day, worked a few shifts at night under floodlights,” he told the Kotkov.
the head of the center also cited the example of 2003, when the President of China, XI Jinping, is actively engaged in the fight against SARS. Now his efforts are focused on fighting the coronavirus, only on a national scale, the expert explained.
“This is another reason to show that high organization of Chinese society and governance structures will allow to cope with hit the country in trouble,” added Kotkov.
At the end of December 2019, for the first time became aware of cases of unknown pneumonia in China. Focus of infection called the city of Wuhan in the Chinese province Hubei.
the causative agent of the disease was 2019 coronavirus-nCoV. The who declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus emergency situation of international importance. The government has included a new virus in the list of dangerous diseases.
According to the latest data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has exceeded 17 thousand, more than 300 people died.
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