South African Airways has immediately suspended all international and regional operations until May 31.

The move is in response to a government travel ban aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

“The decision means SAA will only render services domestically between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

“The suspension of flights follows the gazetting of regulations and the issuing of a Notice to Air Men (NOTAM), an official government notice prohibiting the embarkation and dismemberment of crew and passengers from SAA’s three international destinations,” a statement copied to JoyNews indicated.

Read the full statement below: