Category: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

China Offers Airlines Financial Support amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 4, 2020, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAV) jointly issued a notice on offering financial support to airlines amid COVID-19 outbreak. As per the notice, direct cash incentives will be poured into supporting domestic and foreign carriers which operate international flights to/from China, in an effort […]

Cathay Pacific Urges Employees to Take Unpaid Leave

Reading Time: < 1 minute Due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has asked all of its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave between March and June, South China Morning Post reports. The decision to ask the staff to voluntarily take ‘special leave’ came as a result of […]

Coronavirus Declared International Concern Over Global Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutes UPDATED 31 January, 2020, 1:48 pm (UTC +2) The novel coronavirus has been announced to be a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease was declared a threat on the international level due to the cases of the virus springing up in other countries […]