Kenya Airways on Friday announced the suspension of all flights to and from Guangzhou, China due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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However, flights between Nairobi and Bangkok will continue operating as usual.

The airline said that the move was reached following consultations with the government. 

"Our consultation with the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs will continue and we will provide updates as the situation develops," read the statement from Kenya Airways. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already declared the disease an international disaster.

The airline had earlier on indicated that it will not cancel the flights.

The death toll  has risen to 213 worldwide with 9800 infected cases. 

The Ministry of health has sent samples of a passenger who showed signs of Coronavirus to South Africa for testing. The passenger is reported to have arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) from Guangzhou, China. After being tested, they were found with a fever. 

The passenger, who is Kenyan, was put in isolation at the airport but was later transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital's Infectious Disease Unit.