Asia-Pacific braces for second wave of coronavirus: China insists it’s under control, Japan to finally declare emergency… and North Korea remains virus-free?

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak could shift back to Asia, as the number of new cases in the region rose again this weekend. In mainland China, health authorities reported a surge in coronavirus cases over the weekend. The National Health Commission (NHC), the country’s lead agency for coronavirus response, reported 125 asymptomatic cases, as well as 69 … Continue reading Asia-Pacific braces for second wave of coronavirus: China insists it’s under control, Japan to finally declare emergency… and North Korea remains virus-free?

COVID-19 hits aviation industry: American Airlines grounds fleet, suspends flights

Mega carrier American Airlines is grounding 450 planes, or half of its fleet, as well as suspending 55,000 flights in April, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. American Airlines made the surprise announcement in a statement released Thursday afternoon. As per the mega carrier, all long-haul international flights are to be suspended through May 6, including all … Continue reading COVID-19 hits aviation industry: American Airlines grounds fleet, suspends flights

American Airlines confirms one pilot POSITIVE with coronavirus – BUT won’t say which routes or dates he flew

A pilot for American Airlines Group has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, a representative for the commercial carrier said. The airline, however, has declined to say which routes or days the pilot most recently worked. The company has also declined to confirm when the pilot became ill. According to the airline’s representative, the risk of transmission … Continue reading American Airlines confirms one pilot POSITIVE with coronavirus – BUT won’t say which routes or dates he flew