Asiana flights from Seoul banned as HK logs 1 new Covid-19 case

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The Centre for Health Protection in Kowloon City.

The Centre for Health Protection confirmed one new Covid-19 case on Friday, bringing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 11,950.

The case involves an 18-year-old man who arrived in Hong Kong from the Netherlands on July 5. He showed no symptoms of infection but was found carrying an L452R strain of the coronavirus.

A staffer from the Health Department said the patient reported being completely vaccinated against Covid-19. He reportedly received two doses of the BioNTech jab in the Netherlands: the first in June, and the second in July.

Meanwhile, flights operated by Asiana Airlines departing Seoul in South Korea are barred from landing in Hong Kong for two weeks starting July 10.

The CHP said Asiana’s passenger flight which arrived in Hong Kong on July 6 had one passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival, and another passenger who had failed to comply with the current anti-epidemic protocols of the city.

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