Thai Airways has temporarily cancelled flights to Italy until the end of March.

This follows the European country’s decision to put the whole of Italy under lockdown in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has so far infected more than 10,000 people and led to 631 deaths in Italy, making it the worst-hit country outside of mainland China where the virus originated, according to South China Morning Post.

The airline said it will cancel its round-trip flights between Bangkok and Rome from March 15 to March 29, as well as its round-trip service between Bangkok and Milan between March 13 and March 30.

According to the airline’s website, the airline will also cancel flights to Rome on April 5 and 26, as well as flights to Milan on May 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The Thai flag carrier normally operates five weekly flights between Bangkok and Rome (except on Tuesdays and Thursdays), and five weekly flights between Bangkok and Milan (except on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

The airline said affected passengers may make changes to their bookings before the flight date specified on the ticket, within the ticket validity date, or extend the departure date at any of the airline’s sales office until December 15, whereby the ticket change fee will be waived while terms and conditions apply.

Passengers who would like to get more information about their flight schedules or flight cancellations can visit the airline’s website or contact its 24-hour contact centre at 0-2356-1111.

Some other airlines have also suspended flights to Italy, such as British Airways, Wizz Air, Delta and American Airlines.