Kenya Airways To Continue With China Flights Amid Corona Virus Concerns

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Kenya Airways (KQ) has said it will not suspend its flights to China following the outbreak of the deadly Corona Virus that has claimed over 130 in the country.

Instead, KQ said that it is closely monitoring the situation before it takes any step.

“Cancellation of the flights is on the table but we are monitoring and we will take the action as soon as there’s eminent danger,” the airline’s acting chief executive officer Allan Kilavuka said Wednesday.

Yesterday, a student from China’s Wuhan town, the outbreak’s epicenter, was isolated after landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), before being taken to Kenyatta National Hospitals with symptoms of the deadly Corona Virus.

Today, the United States airlifted their citizens from Wuhan to Anchorage, US.

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Other countries that have evacuated or plan to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan include France, South Korea, Japan, Morocco, Germany, Kazakhstan, Britain, Canada, Russia, the Netherlands, Myanmar and Australia.

The number of confirmed cases increased by nearly 25 percent to 5,974 on Wednesday, up from 4,515 on Tuesday, according to China’s National Health Commission.

“We are monitoring this on a very regular basis, as frequently as every one hour. We will make a decision in collaboration with the government on if and when we should suspend the flight,” Mr Kilavuka said.

Chinese officials confirmed nearly 6,000 cases of the mysterious illness as foreign governments airlifted their citizens out of Wuhan.

The number of confirmed cases increased by nearly 25 percent to 5,974 on Wednesday, up from 4,515 on Tuesday, according to China’s National Health Commission.

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