China said Friday that Air France’s passenger flights to Shanghai will be suspended for two weeks starting May 10, after six passengers on a flight this month tested positive for COVID-19.
The passengers arrived on an April 20 flight operated by the carrier, China’s Civil Aviation Administration said in its announcement.
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Positive tests on arriving passengers lead to automatic flight suspensions under Chinese rules established last year with the easing of international flight curbs.
“These are the Chinese rules and we will of course abide by them,” an Air France spokesman said, adding that the airline enforced “very strict testing requirements” ahead of departure.