Hong Kong prohibits Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver for two weeks

It's due to a passenger on an October 13 flight testing positive for COVID-19

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      The Hong Kong government has confirmed that one passenger aboard an Air Canada flight from Vancouver tested positive for COVID-19.

      Another passenger on the October 13 flight "failed to comply with the requirements" for travellers arriving at the airport.

      As a result, the Hong Kong government has imposed a two-week ban on Air Canada flights from Vancouver.

      The prohibition expires on October 29.

      There are approximately 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong; many more in Canada trace their roots back to the city.

      According to a Hong Kong government news release, there were nine additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of October 15, lifting the city's total to 12,286.