Passengers outraged as @KLM bans fliers from toilet on 10-hour flight over ...

CORONAVIRUS is a huge global concern at the moment as the number of cases around the world continues to increase. Dutch airline KLM found itself in a discrimination row this week after crew banned plane passengers from the toilet on a 10-hour flight due to the virus in a Korean-only note.

PUBLISHED: 18:21, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:24, Fri, Feb 14, 2020

coronavirus flights klm south korea plane toilet ban racism news latestCoronavirus: Drastic measures are being taken to limit the spread of coronavirus (Image: Getty Images/Instagram/connie_kiim)

Coronavirus was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Since then, the deadly virus has spread to multiple countries, including the UK, with tens of thousands of cases reported across the globe. With health fears at a high, drastic measures are being taken to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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The airline industry is just one taking many steps to effect damage control.

However, Dutch carrier KLM was left red-faced this week after attempts to combat coronavirus left passengers outraged and accusing the airline of discrimination.

A photo, rapidly going viral, surfaced following Monday’s flight from Amsterdam to Seoul’s Incheon airport in South Korea.

The image depicted a note attached to the plane toilet door written in Korean.

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coronavirus flights klm south korea plane toilet ban racism news latestCoronavirus: The image depicted a note attached to the plane toilet door written in Korean (Image: Instagram/connie_kiim)

The note read “lavatory for crew members only.”

The toilet message is understood to have been implemented due to coronavirus fears.

This came despite the flight being a 10-hour

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