January 31, 2020

US declares public health emergency over coronavirus, announces temporary travel ban

Boarding1Now/iStoc(NEW YORK) -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar declared a public health emergency in the United States at a White House press briefing on coronavirus Friday. U.S. citizens returning from Hubei province in the previous 14 days will be subject to up to a 14-day quarantine. Foreign nationals, other than immediate family members of U.S. citizens, who have traveled to China in the previous 14 days will be denied entry into the country. The temporary measures take eff..
January 31, 2020

Delta, United and American Airlines suspend flights to China amid new coronavirus

Boarding1Now/iStoc(NEW YORK) -- Delta Airlines, American Airlines and United Arlines suspended all of their flights to China as coronavirus cases in the country top 9,600. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a federal quarantine order for all 195 passengers who were repatriated from Wuhan, China, and are currently voluntarily quarantined at a base in California. The quarantine, the first order of its kind in 50 years, will last for 14 days from when the plane left ..
January 31, 2020

Delta suspends US flights to China amid new coronavirus

Boarding1Now/iStoc(NEW YORK) -- Delta Airlines and American Airlines suspended all of their flights to China as coronavirus cases in the country top 9,600. Delta will temporarily suspend flights starting Feb. 6 through April 30, due to "ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus," the company said in a statement. Until Feb. 5, flights will continue to operate, in order to ensure that passengers who want to leave China can do so. The final China-bound flight is scheduled to depart Feb. 3. Americ..
January 31, 2020

WHO declares Coronavirus a global health emergency

jarun011/iStock(GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern at a news conference Thursday in Geneva. This is only the sixth time such an emergency has been declared, with past examples including the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Zika virus. The WHO reserves the designation for "extraordinary events" that pose a public health risk by threatening to spread internationally. The first case of human-to-h..