Staggering 47 passengers on one flight test positive to COVID-19

April 20, 2021

Hong Kong has banned all flights from India after a staggering 47 passengers have tested positive to COVID-19 after traveling from Delhi on Vistara Airlines.

All passengers on Vistar flight 6395 to Hong Kong tested negative in the 72 hours before departure but after arrival, all passengers are required to enter hotel quarantine, and the cases exploded according to the New Zealand Herald.

The newspaper said that 6 passengers tested positive upon arrival in Hong Kong and there were 25 cases linked to the flight by the end of the first week and another 22 passengers tested positive almost two weeks after arriving.

Hong Kong has also suspended flights to and from Pakistan as well as the Philippines for a period of at least two weeks.

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An airline spokesperson said that “all guidelines issued by the Indian as well as the destination countries’ authorities for all flights” had been adhered to “including all charter flights to and from Hong Kong”.

COVID-19 is rampant in India with 260,000 reported yesterday.