Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing until the end of February

The short-term home rental company released an e-mail statement

Airbnb announced today that it has suspended its bookings in Beijing until February 29, as the death toll from the new coronavirus in China exceeded 900.

“In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak and guidance from local authorities for the short-term rental industry during this public health emergency, bookings of all listings in Beijing with check-in from 7 February 2020 to 29 February 2020 have been suspended,” the short-term home rental company said in an email statement.