January 29, 2020 / 1:32 AM / a month ago

White House did not ask for a suspension of U.S.-China flights: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has not asked for a suspension of flights between the United States and China over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

The official’s comment followed a report by CNBC that the White House had told airline executives it was considering a suspension of U.S.-China flights.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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