British Airways have reportedly cancelled all their flights to Italy due to a drop in demand as the spread of coronavirus increases drastically.
This comes amid the coronavirus outbreak that has been confirmed in countries including Greece, Spain, France, Croatia and Austria. North Macedonia and Georgia all recorded their first cases.
More than 400 people have been infected in Italy.
The World Health Organization said yesterday that the virus is now spreading faster outside China.
According to travel experts, the outbreak could cost airlines around the world £23billion.
British companies are already suggesting employees reconsider whether personal or professional travel to certain countries is necessary in the current climate.
In Britain itself, 35 schools are on lock down amid pandemic fears. At least two London offices were evacuated on Wednesday after two separate employees began to show flu-like symptoms.
Iranian officials on Wednesday reported a total of 139 cases of coronavirus and 19 deaths.
So far, China has counted 78,497 infections, including 2,744 deaths.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the U.S. was deeply concerned Iran may have covered up details about the spread of coronavirus.
“The United States is deeply concerned by information indicating the Iranian regime may have suppressed vital details about the outbreak in that country,’’ he said.