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Hong Kong stops flights from Nepal 

Kathmandu: Hong Kong has banned flights from Nepal. With effect from May 1, Saturday, Hong Kong has banned flights from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Xinhua Net.com reported.

Karisma Shrestha, spokesperson of Nepal Airlines, said the scheduled flights to the destination will be canceled as soon as the news comes from Hong Kong. No formal correspondence has been received, “she said.” Once the decision to ban the flight is made public, we will act accordingly. ”

Hong Kong has previously blocked flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines. Due to the new variant of coronavirus spreading in South Asia, many countries are gradually tightening their travel through this region.

According to Hong Kong’s latest rules, flights can be suspended for two weeks if the corona is found in at least five or more people arriving from a single destination. During the previous wave, Nepal Airlines’ flight to Hong Kong was stopped several times for the same reason.

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