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Hong Kong bans flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 2 weeks

The Hindu | 19/04/2021 09:13 AM | Click to read full article

Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time. 

The three countries would be classified as "extremely high-risk" after there had been multiple imported cases carrying the strain into Hong Kong in the past 14 days.