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Aug 27, 2022 06:51 PM
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U.S. to Suspend 26 Flights by Chinese Airlines in Escalating Dispute Over Covid Policies

Workers in protective clothing disinfect an airplane at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Southwest China's Sichaun province, on June 30. Photo: VCG
Workers in protective clothing disinfect an airplane at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Southwest China's Sichaun province, on June 30. Photo: VCG

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is suspending 26 flights by Chinese airlines next month in a dispute over Beijing’s strict policies when travelers test positive for Covid-19.

The retaliatory move follows the Chinese government’s decision to limit inbound flights by U.S. carriers including United Airlines Holdings Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc.

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