Cebu Pacific, PAL ramp up defenses against coronavirus

LOCAL airlines are ramping up defenses against the new deadly coronavirus from China that has raised fears across Asian countries, including the Philippines.

In separate advisories Thursday, January 23, 2020, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) said they have put in place precautionary measures in their flights.

PAL advised departing travelers to not proceed with their trip if they are experiencing respiratory problems, cough and colds, flu and high body temperature.

“Please be advised that we are closely monitoring reports on the novel coronavirus,” PAL said.

“We are closely monitoring the spread of the Wuhan virus, and have precautionary measures in place for our flights,” Cebu Pacific said. (CSL)