Earlier today, the national carrier Kenya Airways stated that it would not stop flights in and out of China but would keenly be following the events surrounding the spread of the coronavirus in that country.
This afternoon, about an hour ago, the airline has released a full statement stating that it has engaged with ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health over the matter, and that it has ‘implemented additional precautionary measures to ensure the safety of staff and customers’
Currently multiple countries have shut donw thrir borders with China.
Earlier today, British Airways stated that it would not be flying to China.
Below is the full statement:
POSITION STATEMENT I CORONAVIRUS
Kenya Airways, in liaison with the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, will continue to monitor the developments regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Wuhan Province, China.
The Airline remains in consultation with the Ministry of Health and would like to assure our customers that we are evaluating all options and we will communicate the next steps of action at the appropriate time.
In the meantime, we have implemented additional precautionary measures to ensure that our staff and customers are safe. These include screening of all passengers at the Guangzhou Airport. Passengers from Wuhan and surrounding districts will ONLY be accepted on our flights after clearance by the Guangzhou Airport health authorities. In addition, our crew have been trained and sensitized on how to handle the situation.
We would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our staff and passengers remain our highest priority.
Corporate Communications 29 January 2020
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