With the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the world, Delta, American, and United Airlines have officially grounded flights from U.S to China.
The Associated Press reports that the airlines announced the suspension Friday (Jan. 31). Other international airlines had also suspended flights in and out of China. United has suspended flights to Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdhu. Their suspension will last through March 28.
American Airlines’ suspension will last through March 27 and has also gone in effect as of Friday. Delta has been a little more lenient, however. The airline has announced that its suspension will begin on February 6 in order to allow people to leave the country. Their flights will resume on April 30.
Nearly 10,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed world-wide. The official number has climbed to 9,776 as of January 31st. 213 people have died as a result of the virus. 6 cases have been confirmed here in the United States.