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Qantas Employee Stood Down For Expressing Coronavirus 'Concerns'

Qantas says an employee has been stood down for spreading misinformation about the safety of working on flights from China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Transport Workers' Union says the man was simply providing advice to colleagues on their rights.

The airline on Saturday announced it would suspend its two direct services to mainland China from February 9 due to travel restrictions imposed by other countries in the wake of the health crisis.

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A Qantas employee - who is also a delegate of the TWU - was on Sunday stood down pending an investigation.

A source has told AAP the worker told other employees it was not safe to work on flights arriving from China - going against the advice of health authorities.

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