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HK to lift warning on overseas travel as Covid caseload drops to 366

29 April 2022

By The SUN 

HK will lift the travel warning as it opens up to the rest of the world from Sunday

Hong Kong’s daily Covid tally has continued to go down, with 366 new infections being recorded Friday, around 50 fewer than yesterday.

Of the new cases, 196 were confirmed via PCR tests and 170 came from rapid self-tests by residents who reported the results to a government platform.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said there were 14 imported cases, eight of which were detected on arrival at Hong Kong airport yesterday.


Among the new arrivals, three flew in aboard flight CX270 from Amsterdam and four on flight EK384 from Dubai and Bangkok. Both flights have been suspended from flying to Hong Kong for a week in line with regulations.

The two other passengers came via CX104 from Melbourne and CX363 from Shanghai.

Dr Lau Ka-hin of the Hospital Authority reported 11 deaths, pushing the death toll to 9,085.

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Six of the deaths were recorded in public hospitals yesterday, while the rest were reported by forensic pathologists, indicating the patients had died at home.

A total of 1,530 patients are confined at public hospitals and treatment facilities. Eight of them are in intensive care in critical condition, while one is in serious condition.

In the past 24 hours, 148 patients have recovered and have been discharged, taking the number of recoveries since 2020 to 60,205.


Meanwhile Chuang called on all residents to continue avoiding non-essential travels abroad, even as the government announced that it will lift the outbound travel alert for all overseas countries from Sunday.

The move will coincide with the opening of Hong Kong’s borders to all overseas travelers, including non-residents, as long as they are fully vaccinated.

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A statement issued by the government said the lifting of the red alert which has been in effect since Mar 17, 2020 is due to the easing of the coronavirus situation in places with frequent traffic to Hong Kong.

HK says it will keep its strict boarding and testing control despite easing up on inbound traffic

However, the government said it will continue to control the volume of inbound traffic by maintaining strict boarding and quarantine measures, and limiting the number of designated quarantine hotels (DQHs).

With the expected surge in the number of travelers from abroad starting Sunday, nine more DQHs providing a total of 4,000 rooms have been added to the list. These are:


1.The Charterhouse Causeway Bay
2. Dorsett Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
3. Nina Hotel Kowloon East
4. OZO Wesley Hong Kong
5. Regala Skycity Hotel
6. Regal Kowloon Hotel
7. Silka Seaview Hotel Hong Kong
8. Silka Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
9. The Langham, Hong Kong

The full list of DQHs may be viewed here:

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