China says it is confident of minimizing virus transmission risks on planes
January 30, 2020 04:25 PM NPT
World News January 30, 2020 / 1:51 PM / Updated 2 hours ago China says it is confident of minimizing virus transmission risks on planes 1 Min Read Passengers wearing masks are seen at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
BEIJING, Jan 30: China is confident it can minimize the risks of a new virus being transmitted on airplanes, and the small number of cases reported abroad show it is having success in controlling its spread, an official at the civil aviation authority said.
Zhu Tao, a director at the Civil Aviation Administration of China, also told reporters during a briefing on the outbreak that foreign airlines which have canceled flights to China are responding to a change in market conditions.