COVID-19: Hong Kong places Sri Lanka on high-risk list

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Hong Kong has placed Sri Lanka among countries at high risk due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

The Hong Kong Government announced that the quarantine requirements for persons arriving from sixteen countries, including Sri Lanka, will be tightened from August 20.

A Hong Kong Government spokesman said that the global COVID-19 epidemic situation is under serious threat from the Delta variant, with acute surges in the number of confirmed cases in many countries within a short period.

According to the statement, Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America will be moved from Group B specified places (medium-risk) to Group A specified places (high-risk).

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