Coronavirus: Is the UK's response to China virus proportionate? - BBC Newsnight


"We saw an increase of more than 20 per cent in order volume as compared to the week before, potentially indicating that people were choosing to stay home and order in during the Chinese New Year holiday following traditional visits to relatives over the weekend". The virus has an incubation period of up to 14 days.

-Air Seoul, a budget airline, became the first South Korean airline to suspend its fights to mainland Chinese destinations apart from Wuhan, stopping its flights to the cities of Zhangjiajie and Linyi.

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada has a plane preparing to fly Canadians out of the province in China at the centre of an outbreak of a new coronavirus. Those afflicted - a husband and wife in their mid-50s who had recently returned from travels in Wuhan - are recovering.

Direct flights to the Chinese-ruled autonomous region of Hong Kong were unaffected. The National Health Commission of China reported that as of Jan 27, there were 4,515 confirmed cases in 30 provinces; 106 deaths; 60 patients who have recovered; and 6,973 suspected cases.

Meanwhile, the virus continued to spread and kill in China.

JP Morgan said in a research note that without the package tours, the only option for mainland travellers is to make use of transit, business or family visas, which can be more hard to obtain.

As of Wednesday, Canada has seen two confirmed cases of coronavirus, both in Toronto.

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The Province of Ontario says it now has 23 cases under investigation.

"We are in close touch with the relevant Government authorities and we thank them and our partners in China for all the help and support that they have extended so far".

Washington had offered China assistance three times so far without success, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters.

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Lufthansa Group announced earlier today that Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss will suspend flights to mainland China through February 9. The outbreak has infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and overseas.

Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd said it recommended employees avoid travel to China, while Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it plans to evacuate its Japanese staff and their families in Wuhan via a government-chartered flight.