Hong Kong bans passenger flights from the UK to curb COVID-19

Hong Kong — Hong Kong will ban all passenger flights from the UK from Thursday and curb the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19, the government said on Monday.

The UK has been identified as very risky and people who have stayed in the UK for more than two hours will not be able to take passenger flights to Hong Kong, he said.

This is the second time Hong Kong has banned arrivals from the United Kingdom after the ban that came into force from December to May 2020.

The government said the ban was due to “a recent recovery from the UK epidemic and the widespread delta mutant strains there and many cases of L452R mutant strains detected by tests from people arriving from the UK.” Said there is.

Hong Kong parents and British children reacted in shock. They paid a lot to comply with the COVID-19 testing rules, but complained that the children would now be stuck.

Arrivals from Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines are already banned in Hong Kong.

More than 11,900 cases and 211 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded in the area. Most of the city’s recent incidents last month were imported.

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