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Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing for rest of February

 

Reuters

 /  Mon, February 10, 2020  /  01:36 pm
Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing for rest of February

The decision was only for Beijing, a spokesperson for Airbnb China said, adding that the company evaluates the situation and works to comply with guidance from local authorities. (Shutterstock/AlesiaKan)

Airbnb said on Monday it has suspended bookings in Beijing until Feb. 29 as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China exceeded 900.

"In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak and guidance from local authorities for the short-term rental industry during this public health emergency, bookings of all listings in Beijing with check-in from 7 February 2020 to 29 February 2020 have been suspended," the short-term home rental company said in an email statement.

Read also: Airbnb to limit bookings by people under 25 in Canada

The decision was only for Beijing, a spokesperson for Airbnb China said, adding that the company evaluates the situation and works to comply with guidance from local authorities.

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