Cathay Tightens Measures After Pilot’s Positive Case: SCMP
(Bloomberg) -- Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. tightened crew restrictions after a pilot arriving in Hong Kong from Frankfurt tested positive for Covid-19, leading to a lockdown of his residential estate, the South China Morning Post reported.
The airline told staff in a memo that all cabin crew who passed through the German city in November would need to quarantine at a government facility for 21 days, according to the report. Cathay Pacific will also move its crew to a different hotel in Frankfurt and suspend layovers in the city as soon as possible, it said.
Hong Kong health authorities have asked other crew members currently overseas, who had close contacts with the infected people, to isolate for 21 days wherever they are. They were advised not to return to the city for 30 days if they wanted to avoid the need to quarantine after their arrival, the report said.
Local crew need to get booster vaccinations and those who operate cargo flights are required to be tested daily with stricter monitoring, authorities said on Friday.
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