Written by: Deng Yinglin
2020-02-01 20:24Last updated: 2020-02-01 22:00
Wuhan pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus continues to spread, with more than 10,000 people infected in the Mainland, and 13 confirmed cases in Hong Kong. Many countries have begun to take special measures on Hong Kong flights. Following Italy and Kuwait, the Vietnamese authorities also announced today (February 1) the suspension of flights to and from Hong Kong and the local area.
"Hong Kong 01" contacted a Hong Kong citizen, Zhang, who returned to Hong Kong by VJ 976. Her family was scheduled to return to Hong Kong at noon from Phu Quoc Island. However, the pilot announced that the Vietnamese authorities would suspend all For flights to Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland, you must return to Vietnam and land at Vietnam's Da Nang Airport. She described that the family stayed on board for more than two hours, and because the flight was low-cost, they could only buy a cup of noodles on board to satisfy their hunger. She revealed that relatives and friends had called the Hong Kong Immigration Department for help, but were told to read the report before learning about the incident. She bluntly felt sad and disappointed, describing herself as "abandoned."
The Immigration Department responded to "Hong Kong 01" inquiries and stated that it was aware of the incident and provided relevant information to relevant parties immediately; it also said that the Department of Humanitarian Affairs had passed the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, and the Chinese General Office in Ho Chi Minh City. The consulate and the Chinese Consulate General in Da Nang, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and related airlines understand the situation.
Departures today for 40 departures
New coronaviruses associated with Wuhan pneumonia continue, and many countries are waiting. Many countries have successively announced that affected by the epidemic, ban Hong Kong flights. According to the Airport Authority website, at least 40 departures were cancelled today, including those scheduled for the Mainland, Vietnam, Singapore, Kaohsiung, Manila and Italy.
Based on the information provided by airlines, ground staff and relevant government sources, the Vietnamese government has temporarily suspended the issuance of tourist visas for China, Hong Kong and Macau passports, and suddenly announced today that it will suspend the return of air traffic between the two places. "Hong Kong 01" contacted Ms. Zhang, a passenger returning to Hong Kong on VJ 976. Her family had set off on Vietnam ’s Phu Quoc island on January 27 (before Vietnam announced the suspension of visa issuance). It was originally scheduled to return today. However, after the flight approached Hong Kong, the pilot stated that he had been notified to return to Vietnam, and the flight finally landed at Vietnam's Da Nang Airport.
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Miss Zhang described the incident as sudden. "The pilots only knew when they were flying halfway. I once wanted to discuss whether there are special aviation channels for us to land and return to Hong Kong, but none of them." She said that the flight had been returned to Da Nang. For more than two hours, the whole plane was not scheduled to disembark. "All planes, including people of other nationalities, cannot be disembarked. Waiting more than five o'clock until now, all are" zhai wait "." She also said Since Phu Quoc Island does not require a tourist visa, her family did not apply for a tourist visa to Vietnam. She was worried that even if other passengers could get off the plane later, they would still be trapped in the plane. Therefore, they contacted relatives and friends to call the Hong Kong Immigration Department for help, but were informed The authorities also learned of the incident after reading the report: "Now there is no arrangement! Zero assistance! Tell us to talk to the airlines ourselves."
She bluntly said that the four-year-old child who accompanied her had no milk powder or other children's biscuits to eat. Since she was on a "cheap flight", she waited for the flight from 11 am to the present. The airline staff provided them with free water, but food On the other hand, I can only pay for cup noodles. "The pilots all apologized. I hope they can help us, but there are no arrangements. The airline personnel have nothing else to do except water and cup noodles." She was very upset, bluntly, I hope reporters will help them to ask the Immigration Department for help: "I'm so sad, I feel like an abandoned baby." They were notified on the plane until close to 7 pm local time, or they could get off the plane and wait for an arrangement to have the opportunity to fly back to Hong Kong at 8 pm local time (9 pm Hong Kong time).
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Immigration Department: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been informed
The Immigration Department said that it had been informed of the incident, and had immediately learned about the situation through the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, the Chinese Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and the Chinese Consulate in Da Nang, the Hong Kong Tourism Industry Council and related airlines. Some Hong Kong people have learned from the Immigration Department of the methods of returning to Hong Kong and flight information. The Immigration Department has provided relevant information in real time.
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