REGULAR UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS 

         

 

 

As at: 25 March 2020

DOWNLOAD: Letter to the Expatriate Community from Centre for Health Protection Department of Health  

 

DOWNLOAD: 24 March | Global Travel Restrictions Imposed amid COVID-19 Outbreak 

DOWNLOAD: 19 March | Global Travel Restrictions Imposed amid COVID-19 Outbreak 
 

 

AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL UPDATES 

The Australian Prime Minister has announced a travel ban to apply from 9pm Sydney time, Friday 20 March on all non-Australian citizens and non-permanent residents from entering Australia.  All Australians – citizens, permanent residents and immediate family will still be able to return to Australia. They will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival. We continue to advise Australians who are overseas who wish to return to Australia, to do so as soon as possible by commercial means. More details here.


HONG KONG GOVERNMENT UPDATES 

All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 

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- New cases: 30
- Total cases: 387
(1 probable case)

- 102 discharged

UPDATES FOR INBOUND TRAVELLERS
All people arriving in Hong Kong from the list
above may be issued a quarantine order

QANTAS FLIGHT UPDATES
The Qantas International will reduce Asia capacity until at least the end of May,
impacting flights from Australia to mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Reduced capacity for Hong Kong:

 Sydney-Hong Kong – reduced from 14 return flights per week to 7
Brisbane-Hong Kong – reduced from 7 return flights per week to 4
Melbourne-Hong Kong – reduced from 7 return flights per week to 5

   

 

Temporary test centres speed up tests for people upon arrival 

Second batch of chartered flights to take HK people stranded in Hubei back to HK  

HKSAR Government sends two flights to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province to Hong Kong

First batch of Hong Kong residents on board Diamond Princess cruise to complete quarantine after returning to Hong Kong

Public services to resume in a safe and orderly manner

Special Emergency Response Allowance Introduced For Frontline Staff Working in High Risk Areas CE visits ethnic minority families

Opening remarks by SCMA on Hong Kong people in Hubei
 

 

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