China set to cut flights in and out of the country over coronavirus

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China has announced it is drastically cutting flights in and out of the country in a bid to prevent another outbreak of coronavirus.

Authorities are worried the virus might be imported back into the country.

The new rules, announced by China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC), come into place on 29 March.

From that date, each Chinese airline is only allowed to maintain one route to any specific country with only one flight a week.

Foreign airlines are only allowed to maintain one route to China with only one flight a week.

Flights to and from China must have a passenger load of no more than 75%.

Passenger planes are also now allowed to be used as all-cargo flights.

CAAC warned it may need to further reduce the total number of international flights.