News emerged on Wednesday that British Airways (LON:IAG) has suspended all of its direct flights to and from China.
American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) has also cancelled routes.
Indeed, fears over the deadly coronavirus are rising as cases have been reported outside of China.
The virus outbreak has killed 132 people in China, with almost 6,000 people infected.
We took a look at some reactions to the coronavirus on Twitter:
I spoke today with Politburo Director Yang Jiechi about the evacuation from Wuhan. As always, our number one priority is protecting American citizens in times of crisis. We are sparing no effort to protect our people and help #China contain the #coronavirus outbreak.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 29, 2020
As China fights the worsening #coronavirus outbreak, residents under quarantine in #Wuhan have shared videos online of their battle against cabin fever, showing how they are lifting each other’s – and the nation’s – spirits pic.twitter.com/RHUl3ruTI8
— RT (@RT_com) January 29, 2020
— Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) January 29, 2020
The World Health Organisation tweeted a live video from Geneva on the outbreak of the virus:
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 29, 2020
The World Health Organisation also answered some questions on the coronavirus:
Here are some Q&As on the new #coronavirus.
Q: Are antibiotics effective in preventing & treating the 2019-nCoV?
A: No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The 2019-nCoV is a virus, thus, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment. pic.twitter.com/2A24eiiaWR
— World Health Organization Philippines (@WHOPhilippines) January 29, 2020
Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on the situation in the UK:
UPDATE on #coronavirus testing in the UK:
As of 2pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020, a total of 130 tests have concluded:
130 were confirmed negative
Updates will be published at 2pm daily until further notice. pic.twitter.com/sD5Q7XeRYP
— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) January 29, 2020
UK Investor Magazine will provide updates as more news emerges.