This post may refer to COVID-19

This post may refer to COVID-19

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Hong Kong bans transit passengers from 153 countries over COVID

Hong Kong bans transit passengers from 153 countries over COVID

Hong Kong airport says transit flights from high-risk countries is suspended over COVID from January 16 to February 15.


Passengers from 153 nations have been banned from transiting through Hong Kong airport, in the latest tightening of the city’s strict anti-virus travel measures.

Elsewhere, the Australian government on Friday cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time, saying the world tennis No 1, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced yet more allegations of his office holding “boozy parties” while everyone else in the country was unable to mix because of strict rules on social distancing.

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US President Joe Biden says his administration will procure 500m more rapid COVID-19 tests to better tackle the spread of the Omicron variant.

Philippines bans unvaccinated from public transport

The Philippines will push through with its plan next week to ban from public transportation people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, according to officials.

The ban applies to the notoriously congested capital region of about 13 million people, where most new cases have emerged, but has faced stiff opposition from the country’s human rights commission, which called it restrictive and discriminatory.

But the transport ministry said there would be no stopping the plan, which was necessary to curb the spread and prevent the healthcare system from getting overwhelmed.