© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Social distancing indicators are seen on the Hong Kong Worldwide Airport, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong prolonged a obligatory quarantine by an additional seven days to 21 days for all guests outdoors China, efficient Friday, in stepped-up efforts to forestall a brand new variant of the novel coronavirus from spreading.
Authorities additionally banned all individuals who have stayed in South Africa previously 21 days from boarding for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has already banned all flights arriving from the UK from Monday and the town stated on Wednesday two college students who returned from the UK had been prone to be contaminated with the brand new super-virulent pressure of COVID-19.
In an announcement midnight on Friday, authorities stated individuals who have stayed in locations outdoors China through the 21 days earlier than their arrival need to bear 21 days of obligatory quarantine in designated quarantine lodges.
“Noting the drastic change of the worldwide pandemic scenario with the brand new virus variant discovered in additional international locations, there’s a want for the federal government to introduce resolute measures instantly… to make sure that no case would slip by means of the online even beneath very distinctive circumstances the place the incubation interval of the virus is longer than 14 days,” a authorities spokesman stated.
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