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the Airline S7 Airlines stop flights to cities in mainland China and Hong Kong from February 4. About it reports TASS.
“S7 Airlines made the decision from February 4 to March 28, 2020 to completely stop flights to cities in China and Hong Kong. Flights will be terminated after 4 Feb S7 5724 flight Beijing – Novosibirsk (arrival at 10:00 local time),” – said the press service of the shipping company.
the Company motivated the decision with high risks and explained that the basic check at the airport of departure does not allow “guaranteed to identify the primary symptoms of a possible infection”.
Earlier, the Russian government decided to close all flights of the airlines in China. This restriction not only affected flights “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. A new mode of air transport with China introduced from 1 February. Some of the flights will be transferred to the Charter operation mode, that is, passengers will need to check with the airline about the departure date.
in addition, the Sheremetyevo airport, moved all flight with departure or arrival from China at the terminal F. thus the mail and freight from China to stop is not planned.
CPS also recommended that the associations extend leave to workers from China, who left for rest home. About it reported in a press-Department service. Holidays under legislation proposed extending “until further notice”.
these measures were adopted to counter the new 2019 coronavirus-nCoV from China. For the first time about the outbreak of a new form of pneumonia caused by the virus, announced in December. The epicenter of the disease was the city of Wuhan in Hubei province. According to the latest data, the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 17 thousand, more than 300 people died.
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