Coronavirus: SAA suspends all international flights

Coronavirus: SAA suspends all international flights

South African Airways won't be flying anywhere in the world for the next two months and a bit.


It's immediately suspended all its international flights until the 31st of May.

The airline says this is in response to the travel ban announced by government earlier this week, to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

SAA says apart from helping protect passengers and other members of the public.

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 It also considered the increasing risks to the airline's crew of contracting the virus and the possibility that they might find themselves stuck in countries where there are bans.

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country was shutting out travellers from high-risk countries. 

These are China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, Iran the US and UK.

He said South Africans returning from these areas would have to undergo mandatory testing and self-isolate.

Earlier today - the health minister said the number of infections in the country had gone up to 202.

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