In the wake of the global spread of the coronavirus which has also hit some African countries, SN Brussels Airlines announces here that it will suspend flights from and to Freetown, Sierra Leone as of 21 March until further notice.“Pleased be informed that Brussels Airlines will suspend flights from/to Freetown as of 21MAR20 until further notice,” a notice issued by the airline says.
It says last flight will be SN241 on Friday, 20 March. The airline encourages passengers willing to change their ticket to travel before 21 March to do so free of charge.
“Passengers willing to change their ticket to travel before the 21st of March, can change the ticket free of charge (fare difference to be paid, if any),” the notice says.
It indicates that full and formal communication will be sent ‘asap,’ [as soon as possible].
Due to the flow of demand, SN Brussels says priority is given to passengers who want to change their ticket to a date up to 20 March, adding that any other request may be attended with delay.
Liberia has confirmed two coronavirus cases after Mr. Nathaniel Blama, a senior official of government returning from Switzerland was tested positive of the disease at the Roberts International Airport over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the government here on Wednesday announced that after health authorities conducted tests on five of the primary contacts from the first case of the Coronavirus in the country, four have tested negative.
Information Minister Eugene Nagbe says the contacts included the driver of the suspended boss of the Environmental Protection Agency, Nathaniel Blama, and another person, who is said to have accompanied Blama to Switzerland.
The only other contact whose result has come back positive is Johnny Phillips, the government says.In spite of the negative tests, the National Public Health Institute has decided to keep all five primary contacts under special quarantine observation and will re-administer another round of tests in 7 days.