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Air India to bar Delhi-Hong Kong flights after first Coronavirus death

Earlier, IndiGo suspended all three flights between India and China

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Air India
Air India

on Tuesday said it is suspending its Delhi-flight from February 8, hours after the authorities there confirmed the death of a patient with the new

"In view of the issue is suspending its flights to after flying AI314 on the 7th of February 2020," said Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani on Twitter.

The deadly virus, which originated in China's Wuhan city, is rapidly spreading to other countries. on Tuesday reported the death of a patient being treated for the virus.

Earlier, IndiGo suspended all three flights between India and China.

Air India suspended its Delhi-Shanghai flight and curtailed the flight operations on the Delhi-Hong Kong route. From February 8, it will be suspending operations on Delhi-Hong Kong route too.

First Published: Tue, February 04 2020. 12:59 IST
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