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Covid 19 coronavirus: Climate activists refuse repatriation by plane

British climate activists Rosie Watson and Mike Elm were on an international bicycle and running tour to promote their green campaign when they got stuck in Kosovo because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watson, 25, from Loweswater in northwestern England, and Elm, 32, from Edinburgh, Scotland, have been stranded in Prizren, a town in Kosovo, 85 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of the capital, Pristina.

Since mid-March, Kosovo has been in a lockdown with all of its land and air border crossings shut. The virus has killed at least 22 people in the Balkan nation, which has more than 790 confirmed cases.

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American Airlines caps Europe fares after ban decree

American Airlines has placed
a cap on one-way economy ticket prices to and from Europe, including the U.K.,
following a rush to buy in the wake of the travel suspension decreed by
President Trump on Wednesday. 

The carrier has capped
economy fares from Europe and the U.K. at 799 euros and 799 British pounds,
respectively. Fares from the U.S. have been capped at $1,000. The caps are in
place for travel through March 24. The travel ban begins Saturday and applies
to foreign nationals who would be entering the U.S. from 26 mainland Europe
countries. 

American also said it is
offering “reasonably priced” fares in premium cabins. 

Delta, too, has capped its
Europe fares, though the carrier did not immediately provide details on
Thursday afternoon.

Also on Thursday, Delta waived
change fees through May 31 on Europe travel. Flyers may also cancel their
ticket and receive credit toward future flights booked by Dec. 31.

Delta and several other U.S.
carriers were already offering free changes on all booked flights, including
domestic, though the end of April.

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