Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to COVID-19

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HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from around 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the coronavirus, deepening the global financial hub’s isolation. The move comes as the city has seen around 50 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant since the end of last year. Prior to the outbreak, which authorities said could be traced back to two aircrew members of Cathay Pacific Airways, the city had had no local transmissions for over three months. Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement on Friday that any persons who have sta…

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