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Air travel restrictions won’t protect us from the coronavirus

Air travel restrictions won’t protect us from the coronavirus

Logistics, Technology & Innovation
Cities in lockdown, flights and public transport suspended, travellers in quarantine and surgical masks selling at unprecedented rates. The emergence of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, as well as its rapid arrival in 25 other countries and the World Health Organization (WHO)'s declaration of a public health emergency of international concern have once again focused attention on aviation's role in the spread of human infectious disease. As of February 6, more than 28,000 cases and 566 deaths had been reported in China, with additional confirmed cases in countries including Thailand, Japan, Australia, the US, UAE, Germany and the UK. Despite growing awareness of aviation’s environmental damage and the rise of “flightshaming”, air travel has never been more popu...