By Accountable Care Journal-
As the coronavirus continues to spread across China, nations around the world are beginning to implement security measures to prevent further spread. This includes British Airways which has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China following travel advice from the UK Foreign Office that warned against all but essential travel to the country due to the outbreak.
In a statement, British Airways said: “We apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority. ”
The latest updates on the China coronavirus as of 29 January 2020 are as follows:
- The number of deaths has risen to more than 130 and with nearly 6,000 cases identified.
- There are at least 47 cases confirmed in 16 other countries, including in Thailand, France, the US and Australia. No deaths have been reported outside China.
- International governments are seeking to remove their citizens from the city of Wuhan where the outbreak originated. There are currently around 200 British citizens in the Hubei province.
- Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that Britons returning from China will be “safely isolated for 14 days. ”
- There are no reported cases of coronavirus in the UK so far.
- Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough."