Hong Kong bans flights from eight countries over Omicron concern

Hong Kong announced on Wednesday a two-week ban on flights from eight countries after Omicron outbreak

Hong Kong, which is pursuing strict zero-Covid strategy, announces ban on flights from eight nations after outbreak of Omicron variant that began with aircrew Ban applies to Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, Philippines, UK and US, Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam told reporteres.

Carrie Lam said that government would ban indoor dinning after 6 pm from Friday, and close sports centers , clubs and bars, musuems, swimming pool and other venues for atleast 2 weeks. Future cruise trips would be suspended.

“We’re yet to see a fifth wave yet, but we’re on the verge,” Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam said.

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