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Hong Kong International Airport will suspend passenger transportation services in 150 countries beyond the Omicron variant

Hong Kong, January 14: Hong Kong International Airport announced on Friday that it will suspend passenger transportation services in 150 countries to curb the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Hong Kong International Airport updated its transit rules on Friday, reflecting a one-month outage from January 16 for people with recent travel history in 150 countries, Sputnik reported.

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“Hong Kong International for all persons staying in Group A designated locations from January 16 to February 15, 2022 to control the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19. Passenger movement / transit service via the airport. It will be suspended in the last 21 days. ” Russian media quoted a statement from Hong Kong Airport.

According to the airport’s website, Group A’s list currently includes 150 countries and territories, with Kyrgyzstan included on Sunday, Sputnik reported.

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On January 5, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Hong Kong was on the verge of a new COVID-19 outbreak.

As of Friday, Hong Kong detected 58 cases of Omicron. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Hong Kong has recorded 12,829 COVID-19 cases and 213 deaths, Russian news outlets reported.

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