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Coronavirus: Emirates Airline suspends flights to Nigeria, New York, France, Germany

Emirates, one of the world’s biggest international airlines, is suspending all flights to Nigeria, France, Germany, New York and New Jersey due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Nigeria, France, Germany flights would be suspended from March 23 until further notice, a company email said.

Flights to New York JFK and New Jersey’s Newark EWR would be suspended from March 24 until further notice, another company email said.

The airline did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

Emirates, which has already suspended dozens of routes, said in the emails it was halting the routes because of the virus epidemic that has shattered global travel demand.

*Reuters