The much-hyped Hong Kong-Singapore 'travel bubble' is postponed amid Covid-19 spike


 The highly-anticipated Hong Kong and Singapore "air travel bubble" was postponed Saturday -- less than 24 hours before it was due to launch.

The bubble would have allowed quarantine-free, air travel between the two Asian hubs. But a spike in coronavirus infections in Hong Kong means the arrangement will be postponed for two weeks, said Edward Yau, Hong Kong's secretary for commerce and economic development, at a press conference Saturday.

Hong Kong reported 43 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest daily spike in over three months. Among them, 36 were locally transmitted -- including 13 that are untraceable.

Publish : 2020-11-22 11:48:00

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