RwandAir suspends its flights with immediate effect between the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and the Chinese city of Guangzhou

RwandAir has suspended all its flights to china in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Rwanda is one of the lucrative Africa safari destinations that is experiencing a meteoric rise to on the world stage of travel. This is all thanks to Rwanda’s magical gorillas that have managed to propel it into stardom as one of the destinations to reckon with when it comes to Africa gorilla safaris. Rwanda gorilla safaris are carried out in Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park is found in North-Western Rwanda is covers part of the chain of the Virunga ranges that are found in the three countries of Rwanda Congo and Uganda.

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Volcanoes National Park is home to over 11 gorilla families that can be tracked during Rwanda gorilla safaris. It is thanks to these habituated gorilla families that Rwanda is shining bright like a diamond when it comes to Africa travel.  In a bid to increase tourist traffic to Rwanda, the Rwandan government introduced a national carrier RwandAir in the past decade and this carrier has grown over time into an international airline flying into most of the African countries and overseas destinations such as Dubai UAE, Mumbai India and Beijing China.

This and many other wells thought out strategic moves such as signing branding contacts with big Europeans brands such as football clubs like Arsenal in London and PSG in France have tremendously contributed towards making Rwanda a destination you should seriously think about visiting in 2020.

However with the outbreak of this Corona Virus RwandAir has decided to suspend its flights with immediate effect between the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and the Chinese city of Guangzhou,” adding that the decision will be reviewed later in February. This new development came to light through a press release shared on the airline’s social media handles, RwandAir said its decision follows the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation.

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The airline says that affected passengers will be re-routed, refunded or allowed to change their tickets to a later date. RwandAir is not the first to have dropped its China flights. British Airways announced the cancellation of its flights in the wake of the British Foreign Office’s warning against all but essential travel to mainland China.

The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority is in the process of notifying other airlines entering Rwanda that any passengers on board their aircraft, who have travelled from China, will upon arrival be screened for potential exposure to novel coronavirus, and may be quarantined for two weeks for observation and case management.

Are you in for a thrilling Rwanda gorilla safari or a Uganda tour? Check out our Rwanda gorilla tracking safaris website. This website gives you a myriad of Rwanda gorilla tour packages. Rwanda gorilla safaris are carried out in Volcanoes National Park, Volcanoes is home to over 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an ultimate Rwanda gorilla tour experience. These gorilla trekking safaris Rwanda have been classified into short Rwanda gorilla tours and these run between 1- 5 days for example 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari tours and 2 days Rwanda gorilla safaris. There are also long Rwanda safari tours, these run between 6-9 days for example 6 days Rwanda gorilla chimpanzee safaris. Since Uganda is also another fascinating Africa safari destination which shares quite similar attractions like Rwanda has, these attractions in range from savanna wildlife attractions that are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Uganda is also a gorilla destination and Uganda gorilla safaris are carried out either in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which can be visited for a spectacular Uganda gorilla tour experience. After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake.. Regardless of the length of your stay in Africa, you can enjoy either a short Uganda safari tour or a long Uganda safari tour experience visiting several attractions in Uganda. However, if you don’t want to miss out on experiencing what each country has to offer, you can also have a combined Uganda Rwanda safari tours options which will see you visit the two countries of Uganda and Rwanda in a single safari package such as 5 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla trekking safari.

What to know about Coronavirus strain

This is global epidemic was first recorded in China’s province of Wuhan however it has now spread all over the world with new infections being recorded in several countries around the world such as United States of America, Japan, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom Canada and many others.

Is Coronavirus deadly?

Yes, the Novel coronavirus or Wuhan virus is a pretty serious contagious virus that attacks the respiratory system and so far this deadly killer is a response for the death of 213 deaths.  Chinese people on mainland china.

How many people are affected with the Novel Corona Virus around the world so far?

This respiratory killer has the ability to spread from human to human and its believed to have spread to 7711 people in China alone his has caused China to put cities such as Wuhan under lockdown in an attempt to prevent further spread of this disease.

How fast is the virus spreading? 

We don’t yet know how rapidly or easily the virus can spread. In China, sick people have been infecting others through person-to-person transmission since the start of January, and the WHO has reported that there have been sustained chains of people passing the virus along for at least four generations: one person got sick (probably from an animal), passed the virus to another person, who passed it to another person. People in four countries outside of China — the US, Germany, Japan, Vietnam — were infected with the coronavirus by other people, and not from direct travel to China.

Early evidence suggested that, like other coronaviruses, the virus jumps between people who are in very close contact with each other, and probably spreads when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

But Chinese officials have said that they have seen cases where people with the virus-infected others before they start showing symptoms. A letter to The New England Journal of Medicine also details a case where people who didn’t feel sick appeared to infect others in Germany.

If that’s happening regularly, containing the spread of the virus will be more complicated. There’s still only limited evidence that asymptomatic people can spread the virus, though. And even if it was happening, it probably wouldn’t significantly affect the outbreak, said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a press conference.

“Even if there is some asymptomatic transmission, in all the history of respiratory borne illness, the asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks,” he said. “An epidemic is not driven by asymptomatic carriers.”

How can I protect myself? 

Based on what we know so far, you can protect yourself with the same measures you’d take (and should be taking) to protect yourself against the flu: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay away from people who are sick.

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How is China trying to stop the virus? 

On January 22nd, officials in Wuhan shut down all transportation in the city, which is home to over 11 million people. They closed buses and subways, and canceled all flights and trains in and out of the city. The director general of the WHO applauded the decision, saying that it would help control the outbreak and slow the spread into other countries. Fifteen other cities, home to a total of 46 million people, are locked down as well, The New York Times reported.

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However, other officials weren’t sure if these quarantines would be effective: “To my knowledge, trying to contain a city of 11 million people is new to science,” Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization’s representative in China, told the Associated Press. “It has not been tried before as a public health measure. We cannot at this stage say it will or it will not work.” the Chinese government has also commissioned the construction of a 1000 bed hospital to treat people who have contacted this virus in just less than a week and it is to come into full service on Feb 3rd.

 

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