• Jet fuel prices have dropped sharply due to the coronavirus.
  • Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights, mostly within China as the government steps up measures to curb the spread of the virus.
  • The coronavirus has sicked more than 76,000 people and killed more than 2,200.
A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a Vietnam Airlines airplane to protect from the recent coronavirus outbreak, at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 21, 2020.

Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights as the coronavirus continues to spread, prompting travel restrictions and a sharp drop in demand for trips to and within China.

More than 76,700 people have been sickened by the virus, which has killed at least 2,249 people, health officials said. Close to 98% of the reported cases are in China but some officials are worried about a crop of new infections elsewhere, including Iran and South Korea.