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Coronavirus: These airlines have asked workers to go on leave

Published on March 1, 2020 at 14.00

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Dubai's Emirates Group has asked employees to take voluntary leave in light of the worldwide outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. "We can confirm the email was sent to our employees. The leave we are asking employees to take is voluntary. It is at the employee's discretion if they want to take it or not," the airline confirmed to Khaleej Times.-Supplied photo
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Lufthansa has said it would look into economic measures such as temporary technical unemployment a company-wide hiring freeze.- AFP
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Hong Kong's flagship carrier Cathay Pacific is asking its 27,000 employees to take up to three weeks of unpaid leave, CEO Augustus Tang said, as the airline faces a crisis in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.- Reuters
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According to a report in CNBC, United Airlines is offering pilots to take a month off at reduced pay, according to a union memo sent on Friday, a measure that follows flight cuts due to the spread of coronavirus.- Reuters image
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