Flights from HK banned over new COVID variant: NTF spox

Suspendido na rin ang flights mula Hong Kong papuntang Pilipinas dahil sa banta ng Omicron variant ng #COVID19, ayon sa isang opisyal. BASAHIN:

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11/28/2021 5:42:00 AM

Suspendido na rin ang flights mula Hong Kong papuntang Pilipinas dahil sa banta ng Omicron variant ng COVID19, ayon sa isang opisyal. BASAHIN:

The Philippines suspended inbound flights from Hong Kong after a case of a new COVID-19 variant was detected there, the spokesperson of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said Sunday.

Hong Kong joins South Africa and six other countries which have been banned from sending flights to the Philippines due to the threat of the Omicron variant."Binan po [natin] lahat ng country na may na-detect na variant. So Hong Kong, may na-detect po diyan, so kasama na rin po iyon," NTF Spokesperson Restituto Padilla told TeleRadyo.

(We banned all countries where the variant was detected. So Hong Kong detected a case of the variant, so that's also included.)Hong Kong hosts many overseas Filipino workers, some of whom are expected to come home for the holiday season.But Padilla said Filipinos in Hong Kong would have no means to return to the country due to the border control.

"Ang movement po ng Filipino ay hindi pinagbabawal. Pero 'yong flight na kanilang sasakyan na papunta dito, pinagbabawal. So kung wala silang masasakyan, wala rin silang means para makarating," he said.(The movement of Filipinos is not prohibited but the flights that they will get on to return are banned. So they have no means to come here.)

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Filipinos will not be prohibited from entering the country but they will undergo "strict quarantine," he added.Philippine authorities were mulling the possibility of banning travelers from Hong Kong after the city-state detected its local case of the "heavily mutated" COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Department of Health said on Saturday. 

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III earlier said in a TV interview that they already recommended the ban to the Executive Secretary. 

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