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Coronavirus: China grounds Southern Airlines flight from Dhaka to Guangzhou as passengers test positive

Seventeen passengers on a June 11 flight from the Bangladeshi capital to the southern Chinese city tested positive for the coronavirus, meeting the conditions for a 'circuit breaker' suspension of the service

twitter-logoReuters | June 14, 2020 | Updated 09:35 IST
Coronavirus: China grounds Southern Airlines flight from Dhaka to Guangzhou as passengers test positive
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A China Southern Airlines flight from Dhaka to Guangzhou will be suspended for four weeks from June 22 due to concerns about COVID-19 infections, China's aviation regulator said on Sunday.

Seventeen passengers on a June 11 flight from the Bangladeshi capital to the southern Chinese city tested positive for the coronavirus, meeting the conditions for a "circuit breaker" suspension of the service, the Civil Aviation Administration of China in a statement.

China reported 19 new confirmed cases involving travelers from overseas for June 13, with 17 of them arriving in Guangdong province.

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