Air India on Tuesday said it issuspending its Delhi-Hong Kong flight from February 8, hours after theauthorities there confirmed the death of a patient with the new coronavirus.
"In view of the coronavirusissue Air India is suspending its flights to Hong Kong after flying AI314 onthe 7th of February 2020," said Air India Chairman and Managing DirectorAshwani Lohani on Twitter.
The deadly virus, which originated in China's Wuhan city, is rapidly spreading to other countries. Hong Kong on Tuesday reported the death of a patient being treated for the virus. Earlier, IndiGo suspended all three flights between India and China.
Air India suspended its Delhi-Shanghai flight and curtailed the flight operations on the Delhi-Hong Kong route. From February 8, it will be suspending operations on the Delhi-Hong Kong route too.