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San Francisco flight on lockdown at Heathrow over coronavirus fears

United flight from San Francisco is one of EIGHT planes put on lockdown at London Heathrow after passengers are suspected of having coronavirus – which has now infected 15 people in the US United Airlines Flight 901 from San Francisco was placed on lockdown after landing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday morning The captain told… Read More »

Planes carrying American coronavirus evacuees from China land at California military base

Two planes carrying American coronavirus evacuees from Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the deadly outbreak — have landed at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, Calif., according to local reports. The flights, which were chartered by the U.S. Department of State, are carrying 350 Americans, KNTV reports. Passengers on one of the flights… Read More »

Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, according to many of the world’s leading infectious disease experts. The prospect is daunting. A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines… Read More »

Amazon restricts employee travel to China ‘until further notice’ as coronavirus spreads

Nikol Szymul staffs a reception desk at Amazon offices discretely tucked into a building called Fiona in downtown Seattle, Washington on May 11, 2017. Getty Images Amazon has started restricting employee travel to China as the coronavirus continues to spread, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. “We place tremendous value and focus on the well-being and… Read More »