Tens of thousands of airline passengers have been hit by the grounding of thousands of flights as a surge in Covid cases causes staff shortages.
At least 7,000 flights have now been cancelled since Friday and over the Christmas weekend, according to the FlightAware data tracking website.
Staff who have not tested positive but have been in contact with those infected are then being forced to self-isolate.
However, the most affected single airline appears to be China Eastern with more than 390 scrapped flights on Sunday.
More than 13 million people in Xi’an have been recently ordered to stay at home as authorities attempt to tackle a Covid outbreak there.
Heathrow Airport in London has seen 60 flights cancelled on Sunday so far.
Nearly 5.4 million people have died with coronavirus worldwide, according to America’s Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 279 million confirmed cases.
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In other news, WHO said the vax is effective against Omicron and Delta, no need to cancel flights…oops, too late!…also, the airlines have all but purged their ranks of the unvaxxed but their staff is still testing positive…hmmm
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