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Bulgaria Hong Kong Bans Travels to China because of the Coronavirus

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The CDC's latest announcement comes as the virus death toll in mainland China has risen to 132, while cases have surged to 5,974. Its routes to Chinese cities, except for Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, are operating for now.

Countries have scrambled for days to try and get their citizens out of Wuhan safely, but have faced huge logistical, medical and bureaucratic hurdles.

Britain's Press Association news agency reported that the returning Britons will likely be held on a military base.

Flights taking Britons back home could begin as early as Thursday, according to a British teacher in Wuhan city who said United Kingdom citizens were being given details of forthcoming flights. Simply stated, there just aren't many people flying to and from China today.

British Airways and Indonesia's Lion Air said on Wednesday they would suspend all direct flights to China.

Mr Murkomen said that disinfectants, hand sanitizers and surgical masks are being supplied on all China flights and that aircraft disinfection protocol has been put in place for flights where suspected cases may be reported.

The government announced halting all flights to China starting Monday and all trains as of Saturday. Passenger bus service was suspended earlier Wednesday.

Four cases have been confirmed in Germany, making it the second European country to report cases, after France.

"The health and safety of our customers and team members is our top priority", the airline said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday branded the virus a "demon", as he held talks with World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

They later showed symptoms of the infection in hospital. The CDC issued a level 3 travel warning, urging United States citizens to avoid all nonessential travel to China.

"We apologize to clients for the inconvenience, however the security of our clients and crew is at all times our precedence", the corporate stated Wednesday.

British Airways has cancelled its daily flights from London Heathrow (IATA: LHR) to Beijing Daxing (PKX) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG), operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Boeing 777-300ER respectively.

Due to a significant decline in demand for travel to China, we are suspending some flights between our hub cities and Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai beginning February 1 through February 8. A total of 110 people from 26 states have been investigated for the virus as of this week. The outbreak has killed more than 130 people. The departures would be arranged in consultation with China.

Australia and New Zealand have also ratcheted up their travel advice for China.

No mandatory quarantine was planned, but 12 people who said they felt unwell on arrival or at a later checkup have been hospitalised for tests and monitoring.

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