China's airlines to cut international flights due to coronavirus
03/18/2020|5:59:35 PM|Reuters

Chinese airlines including Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines are planning to reduce international flights in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Global Times reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources.

The country has tightened checks on international travelers in recent days as the number of imported cases begins to exceed locally transmitted ones.

The capital Beijing is ordering 14 days in its quarantine facilities for anyone arriving from aboard, starting Monday.

Data from Cirium showed the number of flights to, from and within China canceled or removed from schedules totaled 506,662 from Jan. 1 through March 10. Of those, 101,906 were international flights, it said.

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