March 31, 2023


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Hong Kong lifts ban on flights to nine countries, including France, in April

Soon it will be easier to achieve Hong Kong. Gary Lam, head of local administration, announced Monday that the city will resume its international flights from nine countries, including France, the United Kingdom and the United States, from April. It thus elevates an action to be countered Govit-19 Set in early January.

After appearing in the financial center of the variation Omigron Authorities in January banned flights from eight countries: France, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Philippines, Pakistan and India, before joining Nepal in February.

Very strict restrictions

But the number of epidemics rose rapidly despite increasingly severe social distance measures to reach more than a million cases. Corona virus And 5,600 deaths in populations over 7 million.

Gary Lam said the ban was “no longer appropriate”. “The epidemic situation in these countries is not worse than in Hong Kong, and most of the people who come here do not show serious symptoms.

Panic in February

Since the territory was hit by the fifth wave of the corona virus linked to the Omigron variant, his government has handled the crisis and has been criticized from all quarters for its vague communication.

Fears that the area would be locked up in February sowed panic, with residents rushing to supermarkets to buy basic necessities and leading to unprecedented evictions of foreigners and locals. The rise of lawsuits comes despite the International Monetary Fund (IMF) enforcing some of its strictest border controls and social distance measures on the planet since the outbreak, apart from China’s mainland.

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