Polish air carrier cancels selected US flights

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Poland's national air carrier PLL LOT has suspended some flights to the US after President Donald Trump's administration decided to close the American border to most of Europe in a bid to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The airline's connections from Warsaw to Miami, Newark, Los Angeles and from Budapest to New York to JFK airport will be cancelled from Saturday, March 14 until April 13, LOT said in a Friday statement.

Flights from Warsaw to New York and from Warsaw and Krakow to Chicago will be continued as scheduled.

The company also said that the Warsaw-Oslo route will be suspended from March 13 to March 27.

Flights from Rzeszow, southeastern Poland, to Newark will be resumed on April 20, the statement added.

In his Oval Office address to the nation on Wednesday night Trump said that as of midnight on Friday arrivals from Europe to the United States would be suspended for 30 days. The ban will not apply to Great Britain.