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Facebook, others restrict business travel to China as warnings grow – Source Reuters Tech News

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) and other global companies including LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS) and Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.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 refrain from visiting China.

Facebook became the first major U.S. company to announce a travel suspension after the U.S. government’s warning.

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