Damage of air carriers from coronavirus to amount to $ 29,3 billion this year, - IATA

Source : 112 Ukraine

For the first time in 10 years, there has been a drop in demand for international passenger air travel
14:54, 22 February 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated the damage from the coronavirus that air carriers will suffer this year at $ 29,3 billion. This was reported by Anadolu.

The organization stated that for the first time in 10 years, there has been a drop in demand for international passenger air travel.

The outbreak of a new type of coronavirus will most likely affect Chinese air carriers and companies in the Asia-Pacific region (APR). Losses of these countries will amount to $ 27,8 billion in 2020, of which 12,8 billion will be losses in the domestic market of China, according to IATA.

For the first time, a new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) was detected in Wuhan in the Hubei province on December 12, 2019, and spread to other cities and countries in a short period of time.

The World Health Organization has recognized the outbreak of coronavirus as an emergency of international concern.

The death toll from the illness in China has exceeded 2 000 people.

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After a series of new cases of coronavirus infection in Italy, 10 cities were isolated, and several hours later the death of an Italian was recorded, who became the first victim in Europe from this disease. The Journal reports.

The Ministry of Health said that a 78-year-old man who was taken to hospital 10 days ago died from a coronavirus

It is also reported that the authorities of northern Italy ordered the closure of schools, bars and other public places in 10 cities after several new cases of coronavirus. According to doctors, a positive result for the presence of the virus was detected in 15 people in Lombardy. Two more cases have been confirmed in the Veneto region. In addition, according to the Lombardy region, about 250 people were isolated.

The Trenord Regional Railway said its trains would no longer stop at three stations in the affected area.

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