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Hong Kong imposes 21-day quarantine on visitors and adds South Africa to the ban list

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Hong Kong-Hong Kong extends compulsory quarantine from 7 to 21 days for all visitors outside China, which came into effect on Friday, as an enhanced effort to prevent the spread of new variants of the new coronavirus. Did.

Authorities also banned all people staying in South Africa in the last 21 days from boarding Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has already banned all flights arriving from the UK from Monday, and the city said two students returning from the UK on Wednesday were likely to be infected with a new supertoxic strain of COVID-19.

Officials said in a midnight statement on Friday that people who stayed outside China for the 21 days prior to their arrival would have to undergo 21 days of forced quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel.

“Focusing on the dramatic changes in the pandemic situation with new viral variants found in more countries, the government needs to immediately implement decisive steps … under very exceptional cases. The incubation period of the virus is longer than 14 days, even to ensure that the case does not slip through the net, “said a government spokesman. — Reuters



Hong Kong imposes 21-day quarantine on visitors and adds South Africa to the ban list

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