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Cathay crew to work 21-day stints to avoid quarantine

Cathay Pacific is taking extreme measures to cope with new rules that will require flight crew to quarantine in Hong Kong from Saturday, introducing a rotation policy that puts staff out of action for almost one month at a time after they have completed 21-day shifts.

Crew who volunteer to take part in the airline’s so-called closed loop plan must isolate at Cathay’s Headland Hotel whenever they return to Hong Kong during their 21-day duty cycle.

Once the three-week shift is over, they will need to self-isolate for 14 days in a hotel in Taikoo Shing on Hong Kong Island. Then they will get 14 days time off, bringing the full duty cycle…

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