SHANGHAI/SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) and other global companies including LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS) and HSBC (HSBA.L) are restricting travel to China, as the death toll from a flu-like virus rose above 100 on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Facebook branding is seen in a workspace at the company’s offices in London, Britain, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Airlines are also cancelling flights and adjusting schedules as a growing number of countries raise travel warnings to not just Hubei province where the new coronavirus broke out, but also to the rest of mainland China.
The United States warned on Monday that Americans should “reconsider” visiting all of China, while South Korea elevated its travel warning on Tuesday, advising its citizens to stay away.
Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, banned all staff travel to Chinese-ruled Hong Kong for two weeks and to mainland China until further notice, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
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