University student from California stuck in China during coronavirus outbreak
A Cal State University Northridge student is still in China on Thursday night, near the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak -- his semester studying abroad turning into a nightmare. Samson Adame, 24, has been stuck in the Shandong Province of China since the epidemic broke out nearly a month ago. CBS Los Angeles' Lesley Marin reports.
Air Canada normally runs 33 flights a week to China out of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal but the airline announced it would halt all flights to Beijing and Shanghai until the end of February at least.
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