China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicentre

China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicentreThe Chinese army deployed medical specialists Saturday to the epicentre of a spiralling viral outbreak that has already killed 41 people and spread around the world, as millions spent their normally festive Lunar New Year holiday under lockdown. On Saturday, when they should have been celebrating, citizens of Wuhan stood in line at a pharmacy to buy masks from employees in full-body protective suits and surgical gloves. China has launched a massive quarantine effort across much of Hubei province, affecting more than 40 million people.

FAA tells U.S. airlines it could approve MAX return to service before mid-year -sources

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson called senior U.S. airline officials on Friday and told them the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX’s return to service before mid-year – a faster time frame than the planemaker suggested this week, people briefed on the calls said.