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A China Southern Airlines flight from Dhaka to Guangzhou will be suspended for four weeks from June 22 due to concerns about COVID-19 infections, China’s aviation regulator said on Sunday.

Seventeen passengers on a June 11 flight from the Bangladeshi capital to the southern Chinese city tested positive for the coronavirus, meeting the conditions for a “circuit breaker” suspension of the service, the Civil Aviation Administration of China in a statement.

China reported 19 new confirmed cases involving travelers from overseas for June 13, with 17 of them arriving in Guangdong province. (Reporting by Yew Lun Tian and Stella Qiu; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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Photo Credit: A China Southern Boeing 787. The airline suspended flights from Dhaka to Guangzhou Mark Harkin / Flickr.com