The Hong Kong authorities has banned passenger flights from India for 14 days beginning Tuesday over fears of the mutant coronavirus. Along with India, town administration has additionally barred flights from Pakistan and the Philippines. It additionally stated that passengers who’ve stayed in these three international locations for greater than two hours in transit for a flight to Hong Kong can’t enter for 14 days.
A spokesman for Hong Kong authorities stated: “With confirmed circumstances involving the N501Y mutant pressure detected for the primary time in the neighborhood in Hong Kong, for prudence’s sake, the Authorities has utilized the standards of the newly carried out place-specific flight suspension mechanism retrospectively for 14 days on locations the place there had been imported circumstances confirmed by arrival assessments that carried the N501Y mutant pressure. India, Pakistan, and the Philippines all had seven-day cumulative variety of related circumstances that reached the related standards prior to now 14 days, and the Authorities will due to this fact invoke the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for these three locations.”
Earlier on Sunday, the administration banned Indian provider Vistara from flying there until Might 2 after its flight from Mumbai on April 18 had three passengers who examined constructive upon arrival.