Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to COVID-19

14/1/2022 10:07:00 AM

Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to COVID-19

Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to COVID-19

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from about 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the coronavirus, deepening the global financial hub\u0027s isolation. The move comes as the city has seen about 50 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant since the end of l

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from about 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the coronavirus, deepening the global financial hub's isolation.The move comes as the city has seen about 50 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant since the end of last year.

Prior to the outbreak, which authorities said could be traced back totwo aircrew members of Cathay Pacific Airways, the city had had no local transmissions for over three months.Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement on Friday (Jan 14) that any persons who have stayed in places classified as high risk by health authorities in the 21 days before travelling cannot transit through the city from Jan 16 until Feb 15.

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The move comes as the city has seen about 50 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant since the end of last year. Prior to the outbreak, which authorities said could be traced back to two aircrew members of Cathay Pacific Airways , the city had had no local transmissions for over three months. Authorities said the outbreak could be traced back to two air crew members of Cathay Pacific Airways who broke self-isolation rules. Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement on Friday (Jan 14) that any persons who have stayed in places classified as high risk by health authorities in the 21 days before travelling cannot transit through the city from Jan 16 until Feb 15. But on Wednesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed that her government would create new "local legislation" that meets Article 23 of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, which calls for the city to pass its own national security laws. The measure was taken"in order to control the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant", it said. The tighter rules prompted Cathay to cancel most of its planned passenger and cargo flights in January. Hong Kong currently classifies more than 150 countries and territories as high risk.” It was the day 90 largely pro-establishment legislators were sworn in.

Related: . Mrs Lam, speaking at the opening session of the Asian financial hub's new"patriots-only" legislature, said Hong Kong already had the strictest measures against imported coronavirus infections and it was difficult to tighten them further. But the specific offences Article 23 lists are treason, secession, sedition, subversion and theft of state secrets.