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Hong Kong considers implementing 14-day crew quarantines

01/23/2021| 12:15:25 AM|

There have been concerns over the number of rising virus cases during the area’s third wave.

Hong Kong is looking over plans that would make it mandatory for all arriving airline crews to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days. These talks have emerged amid a recent outbreak of coronavirus in the special administrative region.

Previously, crew members have been exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirements for those entering the region. However, there have been concerns over the number of rising virus cases during the area’s third wave.

The South China Morning Post reports that the government is considering requiring pilots and flight attendants to quarantine if they stay in Hong Kong for more than two hours. This ruling would also affect those that live locally. There could also be repeated testing as part of this move.

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