Hong Kong: 51 coronavirus infections on single flight from India

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A genetic study of viral samples from infected passengers on a flight into Hong Kong later found to have a record number of Covid-19 cases will be undertaken to determine whether in-flight transmission or quarantine facilities were to blame, with implications on tighter protocols required to contain such spikes.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) will be conducting genome sequencing on the 51 passengers of Vistara flight UK6395 from New Delhi on April 4, while a review of official data showed 22 of them, or around 43 per cent, were only confirmed to have had the infection during their hotel quarantine on the 15th day of their arrival

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** This post was originally published on April 21, 2021 **