Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines to work with public health authorities – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that is closely monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan (China) and is actively engaged with the World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the US Centers for Disease Control.

According to IATA, WHO is advising measures to limit the risk of export or import of the disease, without unnecessary restrictions on international traffic. 

The association maintained that airlines are prepared to work with public health authorities when there are outbreaks of communicable diseases with well-developed standards and best practices.

IATA will provide further updates as appropriate.

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