China to suspend UK flights indefinitely -foreign ministry
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will suspend direct flights to and from the UK indefinitely amid foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Thursday fears it has a new strain of coronavirus.
"After much deliberation, China has decided to move to other countries and suspend flights to and from the UK," Wang told reporters at a daily briefing.
"China will closely monitor the relevant developments and dynamically adjust the control measures depending on the situation," said Wang.
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Countries around the world are closing their borders with the UK after a highly infectious new strain of coronavirus emerges.
According to aviation data provider Variflight, there are currently eight weekly flights between mainland China and the UK, including one each from Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines.
British Airways offers two weekly flights from London to Shanghai.
(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian and Stella Qiu; editing by Christian Schmollinger and Tom Hogue)
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