THIS country bans passenger flights from India after confirm cases of mutant strain of Coronavirus

N501Y mutant strain of coronavirus were detected for the first time in the community in Hong Kong.

A spokesman for the Hong Kong government said late Sunday in a statement that confirmed cases involving the N501Y mutant strain of coronavirus were detected for the first time in the community in Hong Kong. Also, India, Pakistan and the Philippines all had seven-day cumulative number of relevant cases that reached the relevant criteria in the past 14 days triggering the government action of suspending flights from these places.

People already in quarantine in Hong Kong from those three nations will be ordered to take a further test on the 26th day after arriving in the city.

Earlier on Sunday, the Hong Kong administration had prohibit Indian carrier Vistara from flying there till May 2 after its flight from Mumbai on April 18 had three passengers who tested positive upon arrival. In addition, according to a data from the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP), 47 passengers on Vistara’s April 4 flight from Delhi tested positive upon arrival.

The government also said the CHP was investigating 30 additional Covid-19 cases on Sunday, one of which was locally transmitted, and among the imported cases, 22 arrived from India, while others were from Indonesia, the Philippines, Egypt and Canada.

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