Turkish Airlines announced on Sunday it has temporarily canceled all flights to Italy because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The national flag carrier will stop flights to Italy beginning March 1, the company said in a statement.

Italy has become the worst-hit country in Europe by the coronavirus outbreak, with the death toll there rising to 29 with 820 confirmed cases.

The airline disinfected more than 250 aircraft as part of measures to fight coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, authorities announced.

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, Turkish Airlines suspended flights to China, where the outbreak began, and to Iran,

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