Kirsten Clarke, Richmond News – 16 oct. 2021 / 22:01 | History: 348854
Air Canada flights from Vancouver are banned from entering Hong Kong for the next two weeks, according to the Hong Kong Department of Health.
According to a statement released Friday, a passenger on Air Canada flight AC007, arriving in Hong Kong from Vancouver on October 13, was confirmed to be carrying COVID-19 through on-arrival testing.
Another passenger on this flight did not comply with the requirements of the Disease Prevention and Control Regulation (regulation of cross-border means of transport and travelers).
As a result, the Hong Kong Department of Health banned passenger flights from Vancouver, operated by Air Canada, from landing in Hong Kong from October 16 to 29.
Hong Kong also reported nine imported cases on Friday. The patients include seven women and two men, aged three to 68, who arrived from Canada, the Philippines, Russia, Egypt, India and the Maldives.
Of the nine patients, two presented with symptoms. Six had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including one of the patients with symptoms.
Eight of the cases were mutant strains, while the ninth case’s mutation test result was still pending, the statement said.