#72 😷 Airlines around the world are suspending flights to China as the coronavirus spreads 😷

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Airlines around the world are suspending flights to China as the coronavirus spreads

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Airlines around the world are suspending flights to China as the coronavirus spreads

Airlines based in North America, Europe and Asia are canceling flights to China as authorities there seek to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

  • BASE (v.) /beɪs/ = (often passive) if you are based somewhere, you have it as your main office or place of work, or the place where you live [localizado, sediado, usar o gentílico]Cf. Pronúncia de CASE, BASE, GASOLINE, HOUSE etc.Cf. Pronúncia dos verbos regulares no passado
  • SEEK (v.) /sik/ = to ask for something, or to try to get something [visar, almejar, procurar]
  • SPREAD (n.) /spred/ = a situation in which disease begins to infect more and more people [dispersão, difusão, propagação, alastramento]
  • WUHAN (n.) /ˌwuˈhɑn/ = a city in southeast China, in Hubei province, at the confluence of the Han and Yangtze Rivers [Wuhan]
  • CORONAVIRUS (n.) /kəˈroʊnəˌvaɪrəs/ = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals [coronavírus]

British Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Air India, IndiGo, Lufthansa and Finnair have announced plans to slash the number of flights they are operating to China or stop flying to the country entirely. Other airlines are offering customers refunds.

Airlines are taking action as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread. The virus has killed 132 people and infected over 6,000 people in China so far, with dozens more cases confirmed in places such as the United States, Japan, Germany and France.

British Airways, which is owned by International Airlines Group, said Wednesday that it has suspended all direct flights between Britain and China with immediate effect after the UK Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to China.

  • BETWEEN (prep.) /bɪˈtwin/ = connecting two places; within a range of numbers, amounts, ages, etc. [entre]Cf. BETWEEN x AMONG
  • BRITAIN / GREAT BRITAIN (n.) /ˈbrɪt(ə)n/ = England, Scotland, and Wales [Grã Bretanha (Inglaterra, Escócia e País de Gales)]
  • IMMEDIATE (adj.) /ɪˈmidiət/ = happening or done now, without any delay [imediato]
  • UK / UNITED KINGDOM (n.) = The United Kingdom is used for referring to Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a political unit. It is often simply called the U.K. [Reino Unido]
  • FOREIGN OFFICE (n.) = the British government department that deals with Britain’s relations with foreign countries. Its full name is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The U.S. department that has a similar purpose is the State Department. [Ministério das Relações Exteriores]
  • WARN (v.) /wɔrn/ = to make someone conscious of a possible problem or danger so that they will not be hurt [alertar, avisar]

The carrier operates two daily direct flights from London to China — one to Beijing and one to Shanghai. The airline said it had suspended the flights until January 31 while it assesses the situation, but they were unavailable to book online through February 29. Passengers can still book BA flights to mainland China via connections in cities such as Hong Kong.

  • CARRIER (n.) /ˈkeriər/ = a company that moves goods or people from one place to another [empresa aérea]
  • ASSESS (v.) /əˈses/ = to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in order to make a judgment [avaliar, analisar, calcular]
  • BOOK (v.) /bʊk/ = to buy tickets for an event or trip before you go, or to arrange to stay in a hotel at a particular time in the future [fazer reserva]
  • MAINLAND CHINA (n.) = a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world [China Continental]

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