China to continue suspending flights to and from UK

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua): China will continue suspending regular passenger flights to and from the United Kingdom to cope with the possible impact of the variant of the coronavirus found in the UK, the civil aviation regulator announced Sunday.

The renewed suspension will take effect from Monday, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

The CAAC requires domestic and foreign airlines to coordinate services regarding ticket refunds and flight changes for affected passengers.

Meanwhile, the "patient zero" of this round of Covid-19 outbreak in north China's Hebei Province may have been infected before Dec 15, 2020, local health authorities said Sunday.

The conclusion is based on preliminary results of epidemiological investigations, said Shi Jian with the provincial center for disease prevention and control at a press conference.

After conducting gene sequencing on the positive samples, the center found that the virus strain is from Europe, but is different from the variants recently discovered in Britain or South Africa, Shi said, adding that the work to trace the "zero patient" is still underway. - Xinhua
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