New Delhi: The authorities in Hong Kong have granted Hollywood star Nicole Kidman an exemption from Covid-19 quarantine and this has not gone down effectively with the native folks, AFP reported Thursday.
Kidman is in Kong Kong for the taking pictures of Expats, an Amazon collection.
Hong Kong, a monetary hub, has been capable of preserve its virus instances low because of among the strictest quarantine measures for the final 18 months.
Individuals arriving from high-risk international locations are mandated to remain in quarantine in a lodge for 21 days, whereas these coming from lower-risk international locations have a seven-day lodge quarantine rule adopted by one other seven days of self-monitoring, in accordance with reviews.
Kidman, nevertheless, has been clearly allowed to bypass all guidelines because the 54-year-old was seen buying at a boutique in Central District simply two days after her arrival final week.
The Commerce and Financial Growth Bureau, nevertheless, justified this because it mentioned the Australian actress and others from the movie crew had been granted the exemption “to carry out designated professional work”.
“The case in discussion has been granted permission to travel to Hong Kong with a quarantine exemption for the purpose of performing designated professional work, taking into account that it is conducive to maintaining the necessary operation and development of Hong Kong’s economy,” the South China Morning Put up quoted the bureau as saying.
Based on Hong Kong guidelines, nevertheless, these given such an exemption should be examined for Covid thrice over two weeks after their arrival.
Based on reviews, Kidman arrived in Hong Kong on a personal jet from Australia final Thursday and was filmed within the Sai Wan district of town.
Kidman is an government producer of the present, Expats, which relies on Janice YK Lee’s 2016 ebook The Expatriates, concerning the lives of three wealthy American ladies within the metropolis.
Since her arrival in Hong Kong, social media has been stuffed with feedback over her quarantine exemption.
“Right then, that’s it. My Mum is changing her name to ‘Nicole Kidman’ and I’ve just sent my Gulfstream G650 to pick her up,” consumer @webbhk wrote on Twitter.
“I’m going to make a movie about her visit to HK. It’s called, imaginatively, ‘My Mum Visits Hong Kong’,” the deal with added in one other submit.
“So we have HK residents who can’t come back if not vaccinated (and even then, with 2-3 weeks quarantine) but Nicole Kidman can just enter like this? It’s disgusting!” one other consumer posted.
The exemption to Kidman got here simply days after Hong Kong tightened its Covid quarantine guidelines for a lot of international locations, reviews mentioned.