EasyJet has said it is introducing "further significant cancellations" as a result of travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline said in a statement: "Due to the unprecedented level of travel restrictions being imposed by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic and significantly reduced levels of customer demand, easyJet has undertaken further significant cancellations."

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It added: "These actions will continue on a rolling basis for the foreseeable future and could result in the grounding of the majority of the easyJet fleet.

"EasyJet will continue to operate rescue flights for short periods where we can, in order to repatriate customers."

British Airways' parent company IAG also announced plans to reduce capacity.

The Post Office has suspended selling travel insurance, following a string of similar announcements by other firms.

As of Monday, the suspension applies to customers seeking travel insurance either online or in a branch, the Post Office said.

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Customers who have already purchased travel insurance with the Post Office will continue to have cover and are unaffected.

A Post Office spokesman said: "We recognise that this is an anxious time for travellers. The decision to suspend issuing travel insurance for new customers was not taken lightly.

"However, we believe it would be irresponsible to sell a product to a customer who would not be able to claim against Covid-19 given the number of countries that the FCO is advising against all but essential travel to.

"We urge all of our existing customers to monitor our travel alerts page on our website for all the latest information relating to their policy."

Firms including Aviva, Direct Line, Admiral, LV= and Churchill have already suspended the sale of travel insurance to new customers due to the impact of coronavirus.

A spokesman for the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said last week: "Insurance is based on assessing the possibility of an event occurring.

"Insurers will take account of when any risk becomes more of a probability than a possibility, making whatever commercial decisions that they feel are prudent."

The Scottish Parliament has announced it will suspend public engagements due to the "extremely challenging circumstances" caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh announced the measures, which include events, tours and access to the public cafe and shop all being suspended from Tuesday.

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There will also be no access to the building for the general public on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; no inward and outward education and community outreach or international relations office visits.

No foreign travel for committee business will take place either, with discussions still taking place on domestic travel.