Delta, American Airlines Cancel Flights to China After WHO Declares Coronavirus Global Emergency

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Both Delta Airlines  (DAL) - Get Report and American Airlines  (AAL) - Get Report have announced the suspension of all flights to China.

The announcement came Friday morning.

Delta has said that it will suspend flights starting Feb. 6 and the suspension will last through April 30

Delta and American join British airways in suspending service to China.

The news comes after the world health organization announced that it was declaring the coronavirus a public health emergency of global concern.

The U.K. confirmed its first case of the coronavirus Friday morning and has now confirmed a total of two confirmed cases.

The United States has issued a level four travel advisory for China, which is its highest level caution. 

Officials have closed schools in Hong Kong until March. The city now has 12 confirmed cases.

So far, 213 people have died from the virus and over 9,700 cases have been confirmed.

140 of those cases are outside of China, with six in the United States.

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