Hong Kong bans stopover flights from more than 100 countries

People who have passed through a territory classified as group A (high risk), which includes more than a hundred countries and regions, will be prohibited from making a stopover in the former British colony until February 15.

The authorities Hong Kong airports announced this Friday temporary ban dand scales for passengers from of over hundred countries with the purpose of “control the spread from omicron variant “ froml SARS-CoV-2, collects today the local news agency Xinhua.

The persons that there are past por un tclassified territory withor group A (high risk), which includes more than cien countries and regions, they will have forbidden do scale in the letter ebritish colony until the February 15.

The semi-autonomous territoryor keep a zero tolerance strategy against him coronavirus, in line with the tactic used by Beijing, and demands 21 days from strict quarantine in a hotel to the passengers from of Foreign.

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Hong Kong was one of the first territories outside South Africa andn report the finding from infected by omicron variant, at the end of November in two men who were quarantined in one of the airport hotels of the former British colony.

In the currently exist in the semi-autonomous city 312 active cases from covid-19.

The appearance from omicron variant in Hong Kong paralyzed the planes from reopening from frontera with the part Chinese Mainland, which has not yet occurred despite the fact that Hong Kong media calculated that it would happen last December.

According to official data, since the beginning of the pandemic, Hong Kong has registered 12,852 infections of covid-19 and 213 deaths andamong its population, 7.4 million inhabitants. EFE

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