Coronavirus to affect aviation industry of both China and wider region

When the SARS virus epidemic broke out in China in 2002, it not only claimed 774 lives, but also took a toll on businesses — among the casualties was also the region’s airline industry. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s main carrier, was within days of shutting down when the crisis began to abate. However, recovery of airlines and the economy post the containment of the outbreak was quick and strong.

But that was in 2003. Today, China, the airlines of the region, the industry and the linkages amongst countries and carriers are a very different animal. China

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New Cases Drop in China as Virus Spreads Globally

BEIJING—The quantity of new coronavirus instances in China dropped drastically in the latest times outdoors the province at the heart of the epidemic, but overall health authorities raised alarms about sharp raises in infections in other places in the earth.

The quantity of new instances outdoors Hubei dropped to just nine on Monday, Chinese authorities mentioned, a marked reduce from the peak of nearly 900 new instances that were recorded Feb. three.


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