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.
“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.
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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https://www.latestly.com/agency-news/world-news-hong-kong-airport-suspends-passenger-transit-services-for-150-countries-over-omicron-variant-3255917.html Hong Kong International Airport will suspend passenger transportation services in 150 countries beyond the Omicron variant