Covid-19: Hong Kong to ban flights from India, Pakistan among 8 countries

The restriction on guest trip will certainly work Sunday Jan 8

Hong Kong authorities revealed a two-week restriction on trips from the USA as well as 7 various other nations as well as held 2,500 travelers on a cruise liner for coronavirus screening Wednesday as the city tried to stem an arising Omicron break out.

The restriction on guest trip will certainly work Sunday Jan 8 as well as proceed up until Jan 21.

Hong Kong leader claimed that the trip restriction will certainly be troubled the list below nations:

– Australia, Canada, Philippines, France, Pakistan, India, UK as well as United States.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam additionally revealed that dining establishment eating will certainly be restricted after 6 p.m. for 2 weeks beginning Friday. Video game games, bars as well as beauty parlor have to additionally shut throughout that duration.

” We need to consist of the pandemic to make sure that there will certainly not be a significant break out in the area once again,” Lam claimed at a press conference, including that the city is “on the brink” of an additional rise.

The actions came as brand-new Omicron collections have actually arised over the previous week, lots of connected to a number of Cathay Pacific team participants that damaged seclusion policies as well as ate at dining establishments as well as bars in the city prior to examining favorable.

Hong Kong has actually reported 114 Omicron alternative situations since Tuesday, with a lot of being imported. On Tuesday, it reported its very first untraceable instance in almost 3 months, which authorities claimed was most likely triggered by the Omicron variation.

Hong Kong authorities have actually relocated quickly to obstruct the spread of the variation, securing down domestic structures where individuals have actually evaluated favorable as well as mass-testing countless individuals.

That consists of concerning 2,500 travelers that were being held Wednesday on a cruise liner in Hong Kong for coronavirus examinations, after wellness authorities claimed 9 travelers were connected to an Omicron collection as well as bought the ship to reverse.

Authorities required the Royal Caribbean’s Range of the Seas ship, which left Sunday on a “cruise ship to no place,” to return a day beforehand Wednesday, according to a federal government declaration.

The ship went back to Hong Kong on Wednesday early morning as well as travelers were being held onboard while they waited for screening.

Royal Caribbean claimed in a declaration that the 9 visitors were instantly separated as well as all evaluated unfavorable, which the business was functioning very closely with authorities to abide by epidemic avoidance plans as well as guidelines.

It claimed visitors that got on the influenced ship would certainly get a 25% reimbursement on their cruise ship price. The ship’s following cruising on Thursday was additionally terminated due to the fact that the team has to undertake screening, as well as those visitors will certainly get a complete reimbursement.

The city has actually reported an overall of 12,690 verified coronavirus infections since Tuesday, consisting of 213 fatalities.

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