Hong Kong bans flights from U.S. and 7 other countries as omicron surges

Posted by on January 5, 2022 10:48 am
Categories: US National Stories

Passengers look out from the Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Thousands of passengers were being held on the ship for coronavirus testing after health authorities said nine passengers were linked to a recent omicron cluster and ordered the ship to turn back.

Hong Kong authorities announced a two-week ban on flights from eight countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise ship for coronavirus testing as the city attempted to stem an omicron outbreak.

(Image credit: Vincent Yu/AP)

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