China's Ningbo airport has suspended flights to and from Beijing due to 'public health incident'

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Workers in protective suits sort luggage arriving from India at Ningbo Lishe International Airport following the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, September 10, 2020. Picture taken September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Shivani Singh

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BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - China's Ningbo airport has suspended inbound and outbound flights to the capital Beijing from August 11 due to a "public health incident", state television reported on Thursday.

The eastern city where Ningbo Zhoushan port, China's second-largest container port by handling volume, is located has suspended services at a subsidiary Meidong port after an employee at Meidong port tested positive for COVID-19.

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Reporting by Colin Qian, Judy Hua and Ryan Woo; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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