The Hong Kong government announced on the evening of the 16th from the 17th zero hour, tighten the quarantine and testing requirements for people arriving in Hong Kong from Taiwan. The picture shows passengers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport on a flight from Taiwan.
The only local case involved a 4-month-old boy with a double variant of the virus, which is related to a local variant of the virus group, which originated from an Indian man who entered the community after being infected in a quarantine hotel. In Hong Kong, the epidemic has stabilized recently, but recently there are again local cases of unknown origin, indicating that there is still an invisible chain of transmission in the community. Secretary for Food and Health Chan Siu-chee promised to do more layers of tracking, and will continue to monitor the epidemic in Taiwan and Anhui, tightening entry arrangements when appropriate.
The four-month-old boy diagnosed yesterday had no signs of illness and was tested for the N501Y and E484K variant strains of the virus. The Centre for Health Protection said he is the son of the older brother of a Filipino female nurse who was diagnosed earlier and had attended two parties in Chai Wan and Sham Shui Po with his father and mother last month.
As for the three imported cases added yesterday, respectively, involving Russia, India returned to Hong Kong and an Indian maid, all of them without signs of disease, the Indian woman arrived in Hong Kong with the L452R variant of the virus.
Hong Kong earlier a series of seven days without a local source of cases, but the day before yesterday a four-year-old boy was diagnosed, so that the record is broken cable. Chen Zhaozhi said very worried, the authorities will strengthen the case tracking work, looking for more layers of close contacts. As for the outreach vaccination service for corporate employees, Chen said that the outreach vaccination service will not be less than the service available at the vaccination center, the authorities will handle carefully.
Hong Kong further tightens quarantine requirements for Taiwan arrivals
Taiwan’s epidemic situation is serious, a single day again broke the record increase of 206 local confirmed cases. The Hong Kong government issued a notice on the 14th, requiring all arrivals who have stayed in Taiwan to be in mandatory quarantine at designated hotels for 14 days, without the option of home quarantine. Radio Hong Kong reports that the Hong Kong government today further tightened the quarantine and testing requirements for people arriving in Hong Kong from Taiwan, all Hong Kong residents who had stayed in Taiwan on the day of boarding or 14 days before, must have a negative test certificate, of which people who have not completed vaccination must be quarantined in designated quarantine hotels for 21 days, and people who have completed vaccination must be quarantined in designated hotels for 14 days. Some people returning to Hong Kong describe the epidemic in Taiwan as “heating up”, so they rush to quarantine hotels to return to Hong Kong. Respiratory specialist Dr. Leung Chi-chiu believes that the authorities should require all people arriving in Hong Kong from Taiwan to be in mandatory quarantine for 21 days, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated, which is believed to be more prudent.
According to Hong Kong 01, yesterday morning from Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung flights arrived in Hong Kong, passengers completed the test, must be designated channel, and then take a special bus to the quarantine hotel. Miss Lee, who returned to Hong Kong from Taichung, put on an eye patch to prevent the epidemic, describing the recent rise in the epidemic in Taiwan, early April because of a visit to her father back home, because of fears that the quarantine period will be extended to 21 days, so decided to return to Hong Kong as soon as possible. She said, due to the Hong Kong government suddenly announced the tightening of quarantine arrangements, the need to rush to the hotel, “less inconvenient, but public safety is the most important.”
In addition, there are also international students planned to return to Hong Kong yesterday from Taipei, said Taiwan in the last two days the epidemic is more serious, but did not see a rush to the market, but also did not hear of students returned to Hong Kong because of the epidemic, “Hong Kong and Taiwan are doing well.”
The Hong Kong government announced on the evening of the 16th from 17 zero hours, tightening the quarantine and testing requirements for people arriving in Hong Kong from Taiwan. The picture shows people pushing baby carriages arriving at Hong Kong International Airport on a Taiwan flight.