Coronavirus outbreak: Air India to suspend flights to Hong Kong from February 8

In view of the coronavirus outbreak, Air India on Tuesday said it is suspending its Delhi-Hong Kong flight from February 8.

“Air India is suspending its operations to HongKong in view of the #coronovirus situation after flying AI314 on 7th February, 2020 from Delhi to Hongkong and AI315 from Hongkong to Delhi on 8th February. Please contact customer care for further assistance in this regard,” Air India wrote on its twitter account.

The deadly virus was first detected in China’s Wuhan in late December and has now spread across the globe. Authorities in Hong Kong today reported the death of a patient being treated for the virus.

Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) on Tuesday chaired a video conference (VC) with Health Secretaries from States/UTs along with senior officials from Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Tourism, & Ministry of Home Affairs to review their preparedness for prevention and management of Novel Coronavirus in India .

Dr P K Mishra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the situation relating to the Corona Virus in India and the arrangements for the approximately 600 evacuees.

Travel Advisory has been revised informing the public to refrain from travel to China and that anyone with travel history in China since January 15, 2020 and from now on could be quarantined. Further, e-Visa facility for Chinese passport holders has been temporarily suspended, e-Visa already issued to Chinese nationals is also not valid temporarily and the facility for submitting the application online for the physical visa from China is suspended.