LDS Church transfers missionaries out of Hong Kong due to coronavirus concerns

Hong Kong border towns welcome virus controls despite trade hit

Hong Kong border towns welcome virus controls despite trade hit AFPAFP10 Feb 2020

"There's a high possibility that efforts to move the suspended China flights to other routes will cause oversupply", it added.

According to OAG, the reduction in flights to, from and within China represents 4.4 million fewer airline seats, with the biggest hit being felt by Chinese airlines that operate domestic flights. With this announcement, all flights by Indian carriers to China will be suspended after Friday.

Among them, 138 flights have been sent to central China's Hubei Province to deliver more than 192,000 emergency supplies, with a total weight of around 1,213 tonnes.

"We expect to see more cases of person-to-person spread", said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In a statement provided to Fox News, United Airlines said the decision was made due to a continued drop in demand and will remain suspended until February 20.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will be removing 113 missionaries from the China Hong Kong Mission in the coming days as the new coronavirus continues to spread in China.

The air carrier has cut 90 percent of its flights to mainland China amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has sickened more than 20,000 people and killed more than 400, including one person in Hong Kong.

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The U.S. offered China "tremendous help" in dealing with the outbreak, according to President Trump, but China has yet to accept the aid.

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

In a statement, Cathay Pacific said: "As of now, all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights out of India are operating as per schedule".

Police and health officials responded to the airport about 4.30pm, a police spokesperson said.

Those airports include Los Angeles International, San Francisco International, New York's JFK, Chicago's O'Hare, Honolulu International, Seattle-Tacoma International and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International.

Other airlines have interrupted or even reduced their services to China because of the coronavirus outbreak there.

The country's largest air carrier China Southern Airlines (China Southern), has sent flights to carry a total of 380 tonnes of medical supplies as of 6 p.m., February 2, according to the airline.

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