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Coronavirus: United Airlines providing wipes, masks to customers

A lone ticketing agent works the United Airlines counter at Colorado Springs Airport on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
A lone ticketing agent works the United Airlines counter at Colorado Springs Airport on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

United Airlines is taking steps to make air travel safer during the coronavirus pandemic.

Flight attendants will hand out masks and individually wrapped sanitizer wipes to its customers.

The carrier says it remains "passionate about connecting the world safely."

United says it's the only U.S. airline that has a full-time, medical director focused on COVID-19.

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