Nov. 3 (UPI) — Hong Kong is requiring all abroad vacationers to quarantine at a lodge for 14 days, except for mainland China, after a mainland Chinese language lady examined optimistic for the coronavirus in Hong Kong on Sunday.
The federal government of Hong Kong stated the 14-day lodge quarantine is obligatory for all guests, except for folks coming from the Chinese language mainland, the particular administrative area of Macau and Taiwan, the South China Morning Publish reported Tuesday.
Beginning Nov. 13, all different vacationers shall be required to indicate proof of a room reservation at a Hong Kong lodge. Earlier than the coverage goes into impact, arrivals can nonetheless quarantine at dwelling for 2 weeks.
“We wished to tighten the quarantine measures as a result of worsening COVID-19 scenario globally,” stated Chuang Shuk-kwan, a doctor and head of the illness department of Hong Kong’s Middle for Well being Safety. “Previously, there have been just a few instances [of people who] contaminated different relations whereas they had been quarantining at dwelling.”
Hong Kong’s confirmed instances now stand at 5,345, decrease than most neighboring nations however nonetheless increased than Taiwan, which has recorded solely 564 instances of COVID-19 for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
China reported 86,070 instances on Tuesday, however the nation is being exempted from the lodge quarantine requirement at a time when Hong Kong authorities have been curbing pro-democracy protests.
A cluster of infections at Hong Kong’s Mui Wo seashore resort lodge has been traced to a Chinese language nationwide who examined optimistic on Sunday, the Hong Kong Free Press reported.
The girl, recognized as a 42-year-old intercourse employee, is going through deportation after reportedly gaining unlawful entry into Hong Kong, the place police are monitoring down about 100 purchasers who had contact with the lady, in accordance with Hong Kong information service HK01.
On Tuesday Chinese language chief Xi Jinping stated uncertainties face China, in addition to “shocks and challenges,” throughout a gathering of the Chinese language Communist Get together’s Central Committee.
Final month Xi burdened the significance of integrating Hong Kong to the mainland on the 40th anniversary of the institution of the Shenzhen particular financial zone.