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Hong Kong to ban passenger flights from UK to curb virus

Hong Kong said in a statement Monday that the UK has been classified as “extremely high risk.“

June 28, 2021 / 06:06 PM IST
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Hong Kong says it will ban all passenger flights from the UK starting Thursday as it seeks to curb the spread of new variants of the coronavirus.

It said in a statement Monday that the UK has been classified as “extremely high risk.“

Under the classification, people who have stayed in the UK for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights to Hong Kong.

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The statement said the flight ban was issued because of the “recent rebound of the epidemic situation in the UK and the widespread delta variant virus strain there.”