LONDON – Two Cathay Pacific flight attendants have been arrested by Hong Kong police after the emergence of Omicron in the country traced back to their breaches of home quarantine.
This has been seen as the continuation of Hong Kong & China’s strict zero-COVID strategy that has kept its case numbers down.
In a statement, the Hong Kong police said the following:
“They had conducted unnecessary activities”.
“They were both subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 Omicron variant, and have been discharged from the hospital upon completion of treatment”.
It is understood the flight attendants have been released on bail and await court proceedings for this breach.
If convicted, they would be given a $640 fine and up to six months in prison.
Cathay Pacific is currently under investigation following flight crews using cargo flights to become exempt from quarantine upon arrival back into the country.
Some in the industry believe that the Chinese & Hong Kong authorities are using COVID as a way of destroying the airline.
What we do know is that as long as this policy continues, we will continue to see more stories like this.