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Three passengers on Air India’s AI316 Delhi-Kolkata-Hong Kong flight reportedly examined constructive for Covid-19 upon arrival on April 16

NEW DELHI: Air India is not going to be flying to Hong Kong until April 24, a transfer that has come after three passengers on certainly one of its flights reportedly examined constructive for Covid-19 upon arrival on Saturday.

“Due to restrictions imposed by the Hong Kong authorities and limited demand on the sector, our flights to Hong Kong and back on the 19th and 23rd of April stand cancelled,” Air India stated in a put up on Twitter.

“Three passengers on Air India’s AI316 Delhi-Kolkata-Hong Kong flight on April 16 tested positive for Covid-19 post arrival,” an airline official stated.

According to the newest rule by the Hong Kong authorities, passengers from India can enter the nation provided that they’ve a Covid-19 damaging check report that’s accomplished 48 hours previous to the journey. “All international passengers are required to take a post-flight Covid-19 test at the airport premises in Hong Kong,” an official added.

Hong Kong recorded 613 new coronavirus instances on Monday, and 20 extra deaths. As of Sunday, Hong Kong had confirmed 747 new coronavirus instances. Among the newest infections, 11 had been from overseas whereas the remaining had been regionally transmitted.

International flight operations started on March 27 this year after a hole of two years. Initially, the operations had been to renew from December 15, however bought delayed as a result of fast unfold of the Omicron variant of the virus. In a second try, the civil aviation ministry that was to renew worldwide flights in mid-March, needed to delay it as a result of Ukraine- Russia battle.


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