China to Manchester flights to be suspended over Coronavirus fears

Hainan Airlines Airbus (Image: N509FZ CC BY-SA4.0)
Hainan Airlines Airbus (Image: N509FZ CC BY-SA4.0)

Hainan Airlines has confirmed that it will be suspending flights between Mainland China and Manchester Airport from tomorrow (6th February) as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

The airline currently flies 3 times per week between Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and Beijing Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA).

Around 20,000 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in china with the where the outbreak started in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Only 2 cases have been confirmed in the UK so far but Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that it expected more before the outbreak peaks.

Coronavirus for most people results in flu-like symptoms but can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems or underlying medical conditions.

Anyone who experiences the symptoms is advised to call NHS Direct and self-isolate to prevent further spread.

British Airways also suspended flights to mainland China last week.

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