SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.(O) as well as other international companies such as LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS) and Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.(L) the limit of travel to China, as the death toll from a flu-like virus rose to the top 100 on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Facebook branding to be seen in a work space at the offices of the company in London, united Kingdom, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Airlines are also cancelling flights and change schedules, as a growing number of countries raising travel warnings are in order, not only in the province of Hubei, where is the new corona virus outbreak, but also to the rest of the mainland of China.
The United States warned on Monday that Americans need to “rethink” a visit to the rest of China, while South Korea has raised its travel warning on Tuesday advising its citizens to refrain from visiting China.
Facebook became the first major U.S. company to announce that it is a travel in the suspension after the government of the s. S. alert.
The AMERICAN social media company, asked employees to stop non-essential travel to mainland China, and told the employees to travel to work from his home, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have taken steps to ensure the protection of the health and safety of our employees,” the spokesman told Reuters.
South korea home appliances maker, LG, has a complete ban on travel to China, and to advise employees on business trips in the country to return to their homes as soon as possible, a company spokeswoman said.
The south Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. (000660.KS said that it is urging employees to avoid non-essential travel to China, while banking group Standard Chartered is limited to travel to the mainland of China and Hong Kong.
In Germany, the automotive supplier Webasto, which has 11 locations in China, including in Wuhan and has stopped all business travel to and from China, and after that the virus, and the infection of a worker.
The japanese Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.(T) said that it is recommended that the employees to avoid a trip to China, while Nissan Motor Co (7201.(T) said that it was a plan for the evacuation of its Japanese staff and their families living in Wuhan, a government-chartered flight.
When businesses once again to the risk of a trip to China, and some of the airlines, said that as the demand for air travel will fall, and the adjusting of the schedules.
South korea’s budget carrier, Air, Seoul, korea, said it will stop all flights to China, Taiwan-China Airlines (2610.T) has announced a further reorganization of the flights to China on Friday, up to and including the month of February. 10, the cancellation of five flights and the re-arranging of the schedules of others.
Taiwan’s Eva Airways (2618.K said: a number of flights to China will be cancelled.
Germany’s Lufthansa (LHAG.DE said, on Monday, the bookings for flights to and from China have been offset by the corona virus outbreak.
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK), said that the reduction of the overnight layovers for the crew, and all of the points in the mainland of China, as much as possible, and, as a consequence of changes in the flight schedule.
International SOS, a medical and travel security services, a company that advises businesses on travel, he said, the guidance now is that business trips to China, outside of the province of Hubei, may continue to be.
However, this may have to be updated when there are major operations in China, and more interference on the basis of the means of transport, including railways, International SOS’s Regional Security Director, James Robertson said.
“Many of our customers have chosen to delay or cancel future trips on the basis of an individual assessment,” Robertson said. “When people choose to travel, they are very flexible with our routes, accounting for the additional period of time for the temperature studies.”
Reporting by Josh Horwitz, in Shanghai, and Heekyong Yang in Seoul; additional reporting by Jamie Freed in the Sydney area, She Tatjitsu in Tokyo, Ben Blanchard in Taipei, Sumeet Chatterjee in Hong Kong, as well as Joyce Lee in Seoul; writing by Jamie Freed; Editing by Miyoung Kim and Richard Pullin