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BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

Tue May 05, 2020 2:11 pm

Interesting video from BBC.
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middl ... iddle-east

Although I would think that even if Mahan Air is not flying those flights as reported in the news reports, the virus will still arrive at Turkey and Lebanon from Europe as MEA and THY have continued to fly to Europe at that time.
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Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

Tue May 05, 2020 3:12 pm

THY are only flying freight and has been so for several weeks . MEA grounded ALL flights for several weeks as well.

Lebanon is testing ALL international arrivees and restricting movement and visas and enforcing 14 day quarantine with positive results leading to immediate hospitalisation

Mahran is subject to a batch of US and EU sanctions as it’s deemed an arm of the republican guard and has been implicated in smuggling and other illicit military and even nuclear related activities.

Rather than the issue of a few potentially COVID19 positive Iranians travelling aboard I think a far more pertinent story would be to investigate the veracity of the US/UK combined intelligence service claims to be honest.
 
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Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

Tue May 05, 2020 3:19 pm

this is why global air travel should have shut down for a 7-10 day period. this virus didn't get on a Yak and trek to Europe or jump on a humpback whale to the US. Its spread through air travel. We should have sacrificed a period way back if it *might* have given us a better opportunity to restart things now.
 
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Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

Tue May 05, 2020 3:21 pm

There was an initial story on one of Canada's 1st COVID cases that I have not heard anymore from. But it was a Lady that Went from Wuhan, to Tehran, to Milan, then to Canada. She spent days in both Tehran and Milan about a week before both of those places blew up. She might have been a mega spreader.
 
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Re: BBC: how Mahan Air flies virus to Iran from China and then from Iran to rest of ME

Tue May 05, 2020 3:28 pm

CALMSP wrote:
this is why global air travel should have shut down for a 7-10 day period. this virus didn't get on a Yak and trek to Europe or jump on a humpback whale to the US. Its spread through air travel. We should have sacrificed a period way back if it *might* have given us a better opportunity to restart things now.


Actually a significant number of COVID19 positive people entered the US after being on South East Asia cruises and subsequent repatriation.

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