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The government plans to tighten arrangements for crew members to be quarantined after they arrive in Hong Kong. Labor union: arrangements are inhumane

2021-01-22T07:22:39.827Z

As the fourth wave of the epidemic continues, Chen Zhaoshi, Director of the Food and Health Bureau, revealed on a radio program that crew members originally scheduled to be exempt from quarantine will need to undergo quarantine at designated hotels for 14 days after arriving in Hong Kong. Deputy Internal Affairs of Cathay Pacific Air Service Staff Union



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Written by: Huang Yongyu

2021-01-22 15:08

The last update date: 2021-01-22 15:20

As the fourth wave of the epidemic continues, Chen Zhaoshi, Director of the Food and Health Bureau, revealed on a radio program that crew members originally scheduled to be exempt from quarantine will need to undergo quarantine at designated hotels for 14 days after arriving in Hong Kong.

Sun Deyan, vice chairman of the internal affairs of the Cathay Pacific Air Service Staff Union, criticized that the relevant arrangements are inhumane and ill-humanized. For example, each flight is completed for 14 days. "Always return to the housing enterprise or see the housing enterprise personnel". It is quite nervous and has a great impact on the aviation industry. It also pointed out that the fourth wave of cases is not related to the crew, and tightening arrangements is not the most effective way to control the epidemic.

Cathay Pacific stated that it is now seeking more implementation details from the relevant authorities, including the effective date, so as to make early plans and minimize the impact of the new measures.

The Director of the Food and Health Bureau, Chen Zhaoshi, admitted in an interview with Hong Kong and Taiwan that the crew will be required to quarantine at the designated hotel for 14 days after arriving in Hong Kong.

(Profile picture / Photo by Liang Pengwei)

In an interview with Radio Hong Kong, Chen Zhaoshi revealed that the crew members currently exempted from quarantine will need to be quarantined in designated hotels for 14 days after arriving in Hong Kong. However, he did not disclose when the tightening will be done, and only expressed “sorry” to the crew members. .

Cathay Pacific issued an internal notice to its employees yesterday, mentioning that it has been communicating with the Hong Kong government regarding the quarantine arrangements for passengers and crew.

(Provided by interviewee)

Cathay Pacific’s internal notification means that if there is any confirmation or arrangement,



Cathay Pacific issued an internal notification to its employees yesterday, mentioning that it has been in contact with the Hong Kong government and governments around the world regarding the quarantine arrangements for passengers and crew members. Arrangements will be notified again.

A Cathay Pacific employee said that the staff were very dissatisfied with the arrangement and believed that the crew was not a "loophole." "There are thousands of easy-to-return to Hong Kong, business exemption from quarantine, and the government does not seal the customs. Every flight you fly is required to be quarantined for 14 days, so you don’t have to go back to your house, and you’re scared by the boat?

Sun Deyan (third from right in the front row), vice chairman of the internal affairs of the Cathay Pacific Air Service Staff Association, pointed out that if the arrangement is tightened, the staff will be very tight.

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Sun Deyan, vice chairman of the internal affairs of the Cathay Pacific Air Services Staff Union, pointed out that the union had learned from the company, but there is no exact details yet, but she believes that if the arrangement is tightened, the staff will be very tight, which will have a great impact on the aviation industry. "There will be more Big cost".

She also criticized that she would have to be quarantined for 14 days every time a flight was completed, "forever returning to the housing company, and meeting people in the housing company," and denounced that the arrangement was not humane.

Sun believes that the fourth wave of cases is not related to the crew, and tightening arrangements is not the most effective way to control the epidemic.

Cathay Pacific's reply: requesting details from relevant authorities

When Cathay Pacific responded to enquiries, it said that it learned that the government intends to tighten the quarantine requirements for Hong Kong crew members and is now seeking more implementation details from the relevant authorities, including the effective time, so as to make early plans and minimize new measures for Cathay Pacific crew members, and The impact of passenger and freight services.

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