Hong Kong Implements 14-Day Travel Ban From Philippines, India, and Pakistan

Words by Princess Nicole Catabay of Eugenio Lopez Jr. Center for Media Arts Senior High School

A two-week entry ban will be implemented in Hong Kong from travelers coming from the Philippines, India, and Pakistan.

On April 18th, Hong Kong officials confirmed a second local Covid-19 case involving a mutated strain of the virus which resulted in stricter protocols including the travel ban from select countries that has rising number of COVID-19 cases.

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Hong Kong confirmed 30 new coronavirus cases on April 18 and 29 of them were individuals who recently traveled.

Flights and people traveling from the three countries are to be banned starting April 20.

India, Pakistan, and the Philippines are now classified as areas of ‘extremely high risk’.

The Philippines now has 141,375 active COVID-19 cases and with an all-time total of 945,745 cases.