Hong Kong bans transit flights from 150 countries as Corona spreads

Today, Friday, Hong Kong banned transit flights from 150 countries as a precautionary measure due to the spread of the Corona virus.

On January 5, Hong Kong announced a ban on flights from 8 countries, after an outbreak of the Omicron mutated by the Corona virus, as it began infecting aircrews and spread to the city, which it seeks to implement. a strict “zero Covid strategy “.

Passenger flights from these eight countries will not be able to land in Hong Kong and the people who have resided there in those countries will not be able to board planes to Hong Kong, including transit flights. The decision includes Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Great Britain and the United States.

Hong Kong authorities are trying to control the rapid spread of the new mutation of the Corna virus, if, a week ago, it arrested thousands of passengers on a cruise ship to undergo test after having contact with infected people.

With the increase in the number of people infected by the new mutated Crown in Worldwide, in particular in Europe, the World Health Organization has revealed that over 50% of the European population will be infected with Omicron within 6-8 weeks.

And more than half of the continent’s population is expected to be infected with the mutated Omicron strain of the Corona virus within the next six to eight weeks, said Khanz Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe.

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