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At least 49 passengers on New Delhi to Hong Kong flights diagnosed with covid-19

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On an Indian flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong, at least 49 passengers on board were tested for coronavirus. (Reuters)

According to reports, on an Indian flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong, at least 49 passengers on board were tested for COVID-19.

Agence France-Presse reported that these passengers arrived in Hong Kong on April 4 on a flight of India’s Vestara Airlines. They were diagnosed during a three-week compulsory isolation period.

The report said that on some flights arriving in Hong Kong from Mumbai, another city in India, many passengers were also diagnosed with covid-19.

After the Hong Kong authorities first discovered the N501Y mutant coronavirus strain locally earlier, they announced that they would ban flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from entering the country from Monday (19th).

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