Hongkong suspends flight from India, Pakistan & Philippines
Hong Kong authorities announced that they would suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 onwards.
The ban will prevail for two weeks, they said on Sunday.
Sources said the authorities adopted the decision following the recent detection of the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain in the Asian financial hub.
The authorities further declared the three countries as extremely high risk after the emergence of multiple reports of the N501Y mutant COVID-19 in the past 14 days, the government said.
As per the country’s health bulletin, the city reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, of which 29 were “imported” - the highest daily toll since March 15.
Hong Kong has recorded over 11,600 cases and 209 fatalities.
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