Coronavirus: Passengers from Thailand, Singapore to be examined; IndiGo suspends all flights to China

NEW DELHI: All passengers flying to India from Singapore and Thailand will now be examined at airports, following the coronavirus epidemic. Apart from passengers from China and Hong Kong , passengers coming on flights from Singapore and Thailand shall also be universally screened at the airports, health ministry said after a review meeting on Saturday.

Like several foreign airlines, IndiGo has also suspended all its flights to China. The airline has three flights to China. It had earlier announced suspending Delhi-Chengdu daily from February 1 to 20 and Bengaluru- Hong Kong from February 1. Now on Saturday it said the third, Kolkata-Guangzhou, will be suspended from February 6 to 25, 2020.

In line with the WHO guideline to restrict international traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus, IndiGo will suspend its Kolkata-Guangzhou from February 6 to 25, 2020 and Guangzhou-Kolkata from February 7 to 26, 2020. These are measures purely temporary and precautionary. We understand that these measures will cause inconvenience to our customers and we will reimburse the total amount to affected passengers, ”IndiGo said in a statement.

AI has suspended its six times weekly Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai flight from January 31 to February 14. AI’s daily Delhi- Hong Kong -Delhi will operate only thrice a week from January 31 to February 14.

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