HONG KONG: Hong Kong extended its compulsory quarantine to a few months for virtually all international travellers from Friday, saying the measure was needed to avert new, additional infectious, coronavirus variants from spreading.
The federal government claimed qualified guidance suggested that the incubation interval of the virus could be for a longer period than 14 times in some individuals — so passengers will now have to endure compulsory quarantine in designated accommodations for a few weeks, somewhat than the preceding two.
Only travellers arriving from mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan will be exempt from the tighter restrictions.
The federal government also introduced a ban on persons who have stayed in South Africa in the previous 21 times from entering Hong Kong.
A new variant of the coronavirus, believed to be more infectious, has been spreading in South Africa, and a number of other international locations have put constraints on travellers from the country.
Considering the fact that Tuesday, flights from Britain have also been banned from Hong Kong, next the discovery of a new pressure of coronavirus there.
Wellbeing officers reported two learners returned to Hong Kong from the Uk may possibly have been contaminated by this new variant.