CHICAGO/SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Airlines including United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said they were canceling some flights to China as demand fell sharply and global companies told their employees not to travel on deepening fears over the spread of a flu-like virus.
The coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan has killed 106 people in China and spread across the world, rattling financial markets.
The United States warned that Americans should reconsider visiting China, while Britain advised against all but essential travel to mainland China. South Korea also advised its citizens to stay away.
Facebook (FB.O) became the first major U.S. company to announce a travel suspension after the U.S. government’s warning, saying it had asked employees to halt non-essential travel to mainland China and to work from home if they had traveled there.
Chicago-based United said it was suspending 24 U.S. flights to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai between Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 due to a…
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