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Travel Delta Offers Free Flights for Medical Professionals to 'Critical Areas' Impacted by Coronavirus

10:15  28 march  2020
10:15  28 march  2020 Source:   people.com

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Delta is offering medical professionals free flights to “ critical areas ” in the United States impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). According to Delta , Michigan is in the process of establishing a website for medical professionals looking to volunteer at hospitals in the state during the outbreak.

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Delta is offering medical professionals free flights to “critical areas” in the United States impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: Eligible medical volunteers can book free Delta flights to Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan © Nicolas Economou/Getty Images Eligible medical volunteers can book free Delta flights to Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan

The airline announced on Friday that it has set up a program to give free round-trip tickets to medical professionals volunteering to work at hospitals in Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The flights will begin to be offered during the month of April and can be booked up to three days in advance of travel.

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While the new program is currently only limited to three states, Delta says it is looking to expand its free service to medical professionals heading to other regions of the nation — including California, New York and Washington.

“We are witnessing the heroic efforts of our medical professionals around the world as they combat COVID-19, and we have deep gratitude for their selfless sacrifice,” Bill Lentsch, Delta’s chief customer experience officer, said in a statement. “Air travel plays a significant role in making connections in both good and challenging times, and our hope is that offering free travel gives more of these professionals the ability to help in critical areas of the U.S.”

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Medical professionals interested in volunteering and obtaining free tickets to Georgia should contact the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, while those who are looking to work in Louisiana should reach out to the Louisiana Hospital Association.

According to Delta, Michigan is in the process of establishing a website for medical professionals looking to volunteer at hospitals in the state during the outbreak.

The first cases of a mysterious respiratory illness — what is now known as COVID-19, a form of coronavirus — began in Wuhan, China in late December. Since then, the virus has spread worldwide, leading the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency, the first since the zika epidemic in 2016.

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