Hong Kong refuses to cancel quarantine for arrivals from Taiwan or allow them to transit

Hong Kong will not cancel quarantine requirements for arrivals from Taiwan or allow them to transit through the city, according to a government source. The source said the decision was made after considering the current Covid-19 situation in Taiwan and the risk of imported cases. Travellers from Taiwan will still be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong. They will also not be allowed to transit through the city. The source said the government will continue to monitor the situation in Taiwan and adjust its policies accordingly. Taiwan has been experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, with the number of new daily cases reaching a record high of 16,214 on Thursday. The island has also reported a number of deaths from the virus. The Hong Kong government’s decision to maintain quarantine requirements for arrivals from Taiwan has been met with criticism from some quarters. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said it was .

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