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As Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread, additional medical personnel is needed, and with that in mind, Lufthansa is releasing its employees in Germany who have completed medical training to work in medical facilities while receiving their full salary.

Additionally, the company is donating 920,000 face masks to health authorities in Germany. Also, in order to bring as many people as possible back home quickly, the Lufthansa Group airlines are also operating numerous special flights all over the world. In close consultation with the governments of their home markets and on behalf of tourism companies and cruise lines, Lufthansa Group airlines are currently offering around 140 special flights. More than 25,000 passengers are flying home with Lufthansa, Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Edelweiss.

Lufthansa continues to offer connection between Frankfurt and North America with three times a week operation to Newark and Chicago in the U.S. and Montreal in Canada. SWISS will offer three weekly long-haul flights between Zurich and Newark. This schedule is initially valid until April 19, 2020.

The company is demonstrating social responsibility during this unprecedented time.

Lufthansa Cargo continues to fly its regular program, except for cancellations to mainland China and is keeping the entire freighter fleet in the air to support the supply chain as well as needed medical goods and critical devices between Europe and the rest of the world.

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