China airport cancels flights amid Covid outbreak

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) An airport in Guangzhou, capital of China’s Guangdong province, has announced the cancellation of domestic passenger flights amid a Covid-19 outbreak.

All inbound and outbound domestic passenger flights are cancelled from Friday to Saturday, Xinhua news agency quoted the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport as saying in a statement.

However, the cargo and international flights will run as planned, it added.

In the last 24 hours, the city added three confirmed locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and one asymptomatic carrier.

The four infected cases are all reported at the airport, three of which are staff members.