British Airways has cancelled all direct flights to mainland China on Wednesday in London as Europe battles to contain the deadly coronavirus.
Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have increased in Europe, officially overtaking diagnoses of the Sars epidemic that was responsible for the deaths of 770 people.
In China alone, 5,974 people have been confirmed as having contracted the respiratory... Еще disease, which has already claimed the lives of 132 people.
Departure boards from British Airways' home in Heathrow Terminal 5 showed cancelled flights to Shanghai and stranded passengers.
British Aiways have suspended the flights «temporarily» until January 31, until they «assess the situation,» according to their website. Flights to and from Hong Kong remain unaffected.
Germany is the second European country after France to confirm its first case of coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan.