When direct flights between Georgia, China be restored?
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Direct air flights between Georgia and China have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, and will be restored as soon as this opportunity arises, said Levan Karanadze, head of the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
"At this stage, it is not possible to name the terms for resuming the air traffic," he said.
According to Karanadze, transit flights between Georgia and China are currently underway, and all passengers arriving from China, regardless of citizenship, undergo a rigorous check of their health at the airport.
The head of the Agency said that the possibility of resuming flights will be considered only after the relevant international organizations declare a reduction in epidemiological risks.
Direct air traffic between Georgia and China was suspended on January 20, 2020 in order to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus in the country.
The ban was introduced until March 29, 2020. As reported, if the situation does not improve, it may be extended.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province). Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease - this is 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The number of infected in China has already exceeded 63,800 people, 1,380 people died, and 505 people have been infected outside of China.
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