- All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight from Delhi, run by Indian airline Vistara on April 4
- A total of 118 passengers could have been on-board the flight, but Hong Kong authorities did not disclose the figure
- Positive results surfaced during three-week quarantine period in Hong Kong
All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight from India‘s capital, run by Indian airline Vistara on April 4.
Hong Kong as a whole has been recording fewer daily new infections than the total number detected on the flight, since it brought a fourth wave of infections under control in January.
Meanwhile in India, the country’s healthcare system is collapsing under a devastating second wave of coronavirus that is killing more than 2,800 people a day in the nation that is home to 1.3 billion people.
A total of 188 passengers could have been on-board the flight, but Hong Kong authorities did not disclose how many people were on the plane.
Health experts have insisted that advanced plane ventilation systems make the risk of catching the virus from a fellow passenger is extremely low, and there are a number of theories to explain the Hong Kong flight cluster apart from transmission on the plane.