Israel’s El Al Airlines said it was suspending flights along its Beijing route from today until March 25. It will continue its flights to and from Hong Kong.
The Israeli carrier joins several others halting flights to mainland China as the number of coronavirus cases in the country rises significantly each day.
British Airways, American Airlines, Air Canada, KLM, Lufthansa and United have all suspended flights. The moves follow travel guidance from multiple governments advising against nonessential travel to the country.
Beyond China, there are now more than 100 cases of the virus in 20 countries or territories.