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Coronavirus

China shortens suspension time for international flights linked to COVID-19 cases

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China has shortened the suspension time for inbound international flights on routes found to have COVID-19 cases starting on August 7.

The country’s aviation regulator said in a statement on Sunday that flights on a route with an identified coronavirus case will be suspended for one week if 4 percent of passengers test positive, and two weeks if 8 percent of passengers test positive.

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Previously, the aviation regulator’s policy was that if five passengers tested positive, the airline's flights for that route would be suspended for two weeks.

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The suspension will last for four weeks if 10 or more passengers test positive.

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