Hong Kong authorities have decided to tighten quarantine measures against passengers from eight countries in southern Africa, the newspaper & nbsp; Dimsum Daily reported.
Since November 28, citizens arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini , Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe are due to undergo their first week of quarantine at a dedicated government quarantine center. They can spend the remaining two weeks in hotels.
This decision was made against the background of the detection of a new strain of the omicron coronavirus. Two cases have already been recorded in Hong Kong. One was imported, the other occurred in a quarantine hotel at the airport: a passenger from South Africa infected a traveler from Canada. It is noted that both patients were vaccinated.
Earlier, the authorities of Germany, Austria and the Netherlands reported about the probable detection of cases of a new variant of & nbsp; COVID-19.
Recall that Russia will restrict entry of foreigners living in Hong Kong and nine countries of southern Africa. & nbsp; Read details & nbsp; in the material of AiF.ru.