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Government extends place-specific flight suspension mechanism
Government extends place-specific flight suspension mechanism

The Government announced today (January 14) that the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to February 4. All passenger flights from these eight places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, and at the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours within 21 days will be restricted from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong, so as to stop persons from the relevant places from travelling to Hong Kong via transit. The Government will review in due course whether the place-specific flight suspension mechanism should be lifted or continued by taking into account the latest global and local epidemic developments.

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Government extends place-specific flight suspension mechanism

The Government announced today (January 14) that the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to February 4. All passenger flights from these eight places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, and at the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours within 21 days will be restricted from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong, so as to stop persons from the relevant places from travelling to Hong Kong via transit. The Government will review in due course whether the place-specific flight suspension mechanism should be lifted or continued by taking into account the latest global and local epidemic developments.

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Government tightens social distancing measures in view of latest epidemic situation
Government tightens social distancing measures in view of latest epidemic situation

In view of the development of COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the Government announced today (January 5) that it will tighten social distancing measures with effect from January 7 for a period of 14 days to January 20. "The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong has evolved drastically on the previous day. The virus has spread into the local community due to several imported cases concerning exempted air crew members, and silent transmission chains may have already existed in the community. Hong Kong now faces substantial risk of a major outbreak. The Government must adopt stringent measures in the coming two weeks with a view to containing the epidemic as early as possible," a Government spokesman said.

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Government tightens social distancing measures in view of latest epidemic situation

In view of the development of COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the Government announced today (January 5) that it will tighten social distancing measures with effect from January 7 for a period of 14 days to January 20. "The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong has evolved drastically on the previous day. The virus has spread into the local community due to several imported cases concerning exempted air crew members, and silent transmission chains may have already existed in the community. Hong Kong now faces substantial risk of a major outbreak. The Government must adopt stringent measures in the coming two weeks with a view to containing the epidemic as early as possible," a Government spokesman said.

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Government implements place-specific flight suspension mechanism in response to Omicron variant
Government implements place-specific flight suspension mechanism in response to Omicron variant

The Government announced today (January 5) that in view of the rapidly worsening global pandemic situation due to the Omicron variant, it will, from 0.00am on January 8 (Hong Kong time) to January 21 (for 14 days), implement the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  All passenger flights from these eight places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, and at the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong, so as to stop persons from the relevant places from travelling to Hong Kong via transit. The Government will review in due course whether the place-specific flight suspension mechanism should be lifted or continued by taking into account the latest global and local epidemic developments.

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Government implements place-specific flight suspension mechanism in response to Omicron variant

The Government announced today (January 5) that in view of the rapidly worsening global pandemic situation due to the Omicron variant, it will, from 0.00am on January 8 (Hong Kong time) to January 21 (for 14 days), implement the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  All passenger flights from these eight places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, and at the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong, so as to stop persons from the relevant places from travelling to Hong Kong via transit. The Government will review in due course whether the place-specific flight suspension mechanism should be lifted or continued by taking into account the latest global and local epidemic developments.

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Government maintains existing social distancing measures and announces plan for expanding "vaccine bubble" in Hong Kong
Government maintains existing social distancing measures and announces plan for expanding "vaccine bubble" in Hong Kong

The Government announced today (January 4) the gazettal of extension of existing social distancing measures for 14 days from January 6 till January 19, and the plan for expanding "vaccine bubble" which will be put into effect from February 24 to allow sufficient time for preparatory work, including enabling residents to get vaccinated in an orderly manner. "Many places around the world have recently registered record number of new cases due to the global emergence of Omicron mutant strain. We are racing with the virus that has become increasingly transmissible, and thus it is essential to expedite our COVID-19 vaccination uptake. We urge all residents who have not yet received the first or second dose, and those who are eligible to receive the third dose, to get vaccinated as soon as possible when vaccine supply is still adequate in Hong Kong. It is the right time to get yourself protected and join our efforts in building a protective barrier for Hong Kong from the epidemic," a government spokesman said.

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Government maintains existing social distancing measures and announces plan for expanding "vaccine bubble" in Hong Kong

The Government announced today (January 4) the gazettal of extension of existing social distancing measures for 14 days from January 6 till January 19, and the plan for expanding "vaccine bubble" which will be put into effect from February 24 to allow sufficient time for preparatory work, including enabling residents to get vaccinated in an orderly manner. "Many places around the world have recently registered record number of new cases due to the global emergence of Omicron mutant strain. We are racing with the virus that has become increasingly transmissible, and thus it is essential to expedite our COVID-19 vaccination uptake. We urge all residents who have not yet received the first or second dose, and those who are eligible to receive the third dose, to get vaccinated as soon as possible when vaccine supply is still adequate in Hong Kong. It is the right time to get yourself protected and join our efforts in building a protective barrier for Hong Kong from the epidemic," a government spokesman said.

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Government announces list of seventh-cycle designated quarantine hotels
Government announces list of seventh-cycle designated quarantine hotels

The Government announced today (December 31) the list of designated quarantine hotels for the seventh cycle of the Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) Scheme. A total of 44 hotels will provide about 12 500 rooms in the new cycle, which will run from March 1 to July 31, 2022. The Government may adjust the number of rooms available in this cycle as and where necessary. This list can be viewed from here.

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Government announces list of seventh-cycle designated quarantine hotels

The Government announced today (December 31) the list of designated quarantine hotels for the seventh cycle of the Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) Scheme. A total of 44 hotels will provide about 12 500 rooms in the new cycle, which will run from March 1 to July 31, 2022. The Government may adjust the number of rooms available in this cycle as and where necessary. This list can be viewed from here.

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Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong
Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong

The Government announced on 21 December the gazettal of extension of existing social distancing measures for 14 days, which will take effect from 23 December 2021, till 5 January 2022. "COVID-19, particularly the latest Omicron mutant strain, continues to spread rapidly around the world. In view of the unstable epidemic situation in various places across the globe and the tradition for families and friends to get together during Christmas and New Year holidays, the risk of virus transmission may further increase. The Government urges citizens to remain vigilant in adopting epidemic control measures in order to avoid a rebound of the epidemic," a spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said.

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Government maintains social distancing measures in Hong Kong

The Government announced on 21 December the gazettal of extension of existing social distancing measures for 14 days, which will take effect from 23 December 2021, till 5 January 2022. "COVID-19, particularly the latest Omicron mutant strain, continues to spread rapidly around the world. In view of the unstable epidemic situation in various places across the globe and the tradition for families and friends to get together during Christmas and New Year holidays, the risk of virus transmission may further increase. The Government urges citizens to remain vigilant in adopting epidemic control measures in order to avoid a rebound of the epidemic," a spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said.

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