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Hong Kong to bar all foreign visitors from entry starting Wednesday

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced four travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus on Monday, which will take effect on Wednesday and last for 14 days.

All tourists arriving at Hong Kong International Airport will be banned from entering the city. Airport transit will be suspended.

All non-residents arriving in Hong Kong from Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong, if they travelled to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days.

Any traveller who enters the city will have to go through 14-day quarantine.

“We won’t sit on the situation … in fact, we’ve been thinking about and analysing [a ban] from Saturday,” Lam said, in response to the accusations that she had been slow to act.

Since last Thursday, about 6700 people have been admitted to the city, about 90% of which are Hong Kong residents, causing a spike in imported COVID-19 cases.

The government also ordered on Monday that about 8600 bars and restaurants will be prevented from selling alcohol, as more stringent measures are put in place to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.

Source: Sky Post

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