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Jordan, February 5, 2020
46 global airlines cancel flights to China

Beijing, Feb. 4 (Petra) -- A total of 46 foreign airlines have so far suspended flights to and from China due to the spread of the novel coronavirus originating in the Asian country, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Tuesday.

'Due to the spread of the new type of coronavirus, the demand in the international aviation market has sharply decreased and a number of countries imposed restrictions on the entry and exit of Chinese citizens. To date, 46 foreign airlines have announced the suspension of flights to and from mainland China,' the statement said.

Airlines around the world have suspended their China flights to prevent the deadly illness from spreading.