Chinese Airlines Offers Refunded Flight Tickets To Curb Travel

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Chinese airlines are offering refunded flight tickets in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

China has largely contained the spread of the virus in most areas, but travel restrictions remain in place if outbreaks are detected, including in the capital, Beijing.

The offer came Tuesday from the government’s aviation authority amid a push to prevent people travelling during the Lunar New Year holiday next month.

Schools are going on break a week early and migrant workers have been told not to travel back to their hometowns.

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The country”s death toll from COVID-19 rose by one to 4,636 among 89,197 cases, the National Health Commission reported, with most new cases in the northeast where winter temperatures are well below freezing.

The National Health Commission on Tuesday reported 53 new cases in Heilongjiang province, with another seven in Jilin province just to the south. Beijing and the business hub of Shanghai both reported two new cases.

(PTI)


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