Jet2 Cancels All Flights To Spain Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Jet2 has cancelled all its flights to Spain as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Several of today's flights to Spain turned around in mid-air and flew back to the UK, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Jet2 said in a statement: "In response to local measures introduced throughout Spain to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of bars, restaurants, shops and activities including any water sports, we have taken the decision to cancel all flights to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.
"We know these local measures will have a significant impact on our customers' holidays which is why we have taken this decision.
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"We are contacting our customers who are currently in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to advise them of their options, so we urge customers not to call us.
"This is a fast-moving and complex situation and we are reviewing our programme as a matter of urgency, so that we can fly customers back to the UK.
"The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority, and we would like to thank our customers for their understanding."
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Yesterday, The Balearic Government ordered the closure of large discos, clubs, nightclubs, gyms and sports facilities in Majorca and Ibiza.
While bars, restaurants and cafés, as well as cinemas and theatres, will have to reduce their seating capacity by a third, to a maximum of 300 people.
According to the Majorca Daily Bulletin, President of the Government, Francina Armengol, said: "We are closing all the places where we believe there will be a lot of people."
The president added: "These are very drastic measures, but we believe that if we stop everything for 15 days it will make a difference and prevent the disease from spreading further, so for that reason we need the help of everyone.
"Individual responsibility is essential. Each measure of individual protection we take is an advance in the containment of the virus.
"We know that the health crisis is serious, and we know that the economic impact will be important.
"But we can be sure that if we all act with the maximum responsibility we will be able to contain the virus in the coming weeks and we will be able to advance the recovery of economic and social normality."
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