People walk through Dotonbori district in Osaka, one of four Japanese regions still permitting flights between the country and China. Photo: AFP
People walk through Dotonbori district in Osaka, one of four Japanese regions still permitting flights between the country and China. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Hong Kong leader John Lee expresses disappointment over Japan flight curbs as 60,000 passengers affected

  • Hong Kong Airlines is set to operate special flights to bring residents home while Cathay Pacific says it is still discussing arrangements with Japanese authorities
  • Chief Executive John Lee promises to communicate with the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong, and expresses hope the restrictions can be lifted ‘as soon as possible’

People walk through Dotonbori district in Osaka, one of four Japanese regions still permitting flights between the country and China. Photo: AFP
People walk through Dotonbori district in Osaka, one of four Japanese regions still permitting flights between the country and China. Photo: AFP
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