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Gatwick introduces ‘enhanced cleaning’ across the airport following advice from Public Health England

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Gatwick has introduced ‘enhanced cleaning’ throughout all the public areas across the airport.

The introduction of the ‘enhanced cleaning’ comes after advice from Public Health England and like other UK airports includes advanced monitoring of passengers entering the country from affected areas including Italy.

Gatwick has also added the information released by Public Health England on boards throughout the terminals.

A Gatwick spokesperson said:

“The airport remains in regular contact with the relevant authorities to ensure that all the appropriate processes are in place and we will continue to follow their advice on this matter in full.”

The news comes as cases of the Coronavirus jumped over the weekend with a fourth death also reported.

43 cases have now been reported in the South East as of today (9th March) and the total across the UK is now at 319.

You can view the latest global statistics of cases through the live map here.

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British Airways suspends all flights at Gatwick Airport amid coronavirus crisis

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British Airways has announced that it is to stop all flights in and out of Gatwick Airport as the coronavirus crisis continues around the world.

In a statement a spokesperson said:

“Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick.

“We are contacting affected customers to discuss their options.”

The planes at Gatwick will be grounded from tomorrow, (1st April) although essential maintenance equipment and functions will remain and continue to allow the airline to restart operations quickly.

The airline is continuing to provide a very limited schedule at Heathrow.

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