Singapore Airways crew members at Changi Worldwide Airport in Singapore on Oct. 24, 2020.
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SINGAPORE — Singapore and Hong Kong will go forward with their air journey preparations on Sunday as deliberate, however there shall be further precautionary measures imposed as new coronavirus circumstances in Hong Kong rise.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore introduced Saturday that every one arriving passengers from Hong Kong will now be required to take an extra Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) take a look at upon arrival.
They will even must self-isolate of their place of residence — be it a lodge or house — as they anticipate the outcomes which can take about six to eight hours, the aviation authority mentioned.
To be clear, all passengers from Hong Kong beneath the air journey bubble settlement have been already required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR take a look at and procure a detrimental take a look at end result earlier than departing for Singapore.
“As talked about, travellers will now endure an extra on-arrival COVID-19 PCR take a look at,” in response to the newest launch from CAAS.
The preliminary air journey bubble settlement introduced on Nov. 11 didn’t require any isolation of passengers from Hong Kong upon arrival.
Hong Kong’s ‘new wave’
Hong Kong reported Friday that the variety of new day by day circumstances rose to 26, and most of them have been native infections.
“We have now most likely entered into a brand new wave of circumstances,” the town’s Secretary for Meals and Well being Sophia Chan mentioned in a press briefing on Friday, citing specialists from the Centre for Well being Safety.
She mentioned the scenario was “extreme” and urged residents to cease all pointless gatherings.
The federal government met late Friday to finalize different contingency measures aimed toward stemming the unfold of the virus, and won’t rule out extra stringent restrictions, Chief Government Carrie Lam mentioned in a Fb put up.
Hong Kong imposed new restrictions on Saturday, together with the banning of golf equipment and get together rooms, in addition to prohibiting dwell performances and dancing in bars and pubs. The federal government introduced earlier that main colleges shall be suspended for 2 weeks from Monday.
Journey authorities from each side have all the time mentioned the deal shall be suspended if the Covid-19 scenario in both metropolis deteriorates.
The Hong Kong-Singapore air journey bubble settlement is because of begin on Nov. 22 with a single flight day by day into every metropolis, restricted to a most of 200 passengers per flight. The variety of flights will improve provided that the unfold of Covid-19 in each cities stays beneath management.
Singapore’s aviation authority reiterated on Saturday that the air journey bubble “shall be suspended if the seven-day transferring common of unlinked circumstances exceeds 5 per day.”
“The determine for Hong Kong is at the moment at 2.14,” CAAS mentioned. “The brink shall be exceeded if there are greater than 22 unlinked circumstances in Hong Kong over the subsequent three days. This may set off a two-day discover interval, after which suspension will come into impact.”
“The Singapore and Hong Kong well being authorities are in shut contact and monitoring the scenario,” the aviation authority mentioned.