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Coronavirus Hong Kong: Officials in hazardous clothing detain BA cabin staff in Hong Kong


British Airways cabin crew were arrested by Hong Kong qualified officers in Hazmat after one of them tested positive for coronavirus.

While the pilots were allowed to go home, the rest of the pilots were evicted from their posh Marriott Hotel and taken to a strict quarantine camp in Covid elsewhere in the Chinese city.

Ellie Freeman, a stewardess from High Wycombe, posted a series of Snapchats when she and her colleagues only had 30 minutes to pack before being taken to strict portacabins at the closed Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong.

Cabin crew has been told they will have to stay on the premises for two weeks, which has a staple menu of pasta and biscuits, as well as twin rooms with barrack-style beds.

Ellie Freeman, a stewardess from High Wycombe, posted a series of dire broadcasts on her Snapchat profile as she and her colleagues only had 30 minutes to pack at the hotel before being taken to abandoned porta huts

Ms. Freeman's Snapchat shows health officials arriving to take her and her colleagues away from the hotel

Your new accommodation

Ms. Freeman's Snapchat shows health officials arriving to take her and her colleagues away from the hotel, left, and her new accommodation, right

The BA cabin crew is brought to their new accommodation

Mrs. Freeman with mask on

The BA cabin crew is taken to their new accommodation on the left, and Ms. Freeman in her mask on the right

The outside of the portacabin

A very basic bathroom in the property

The exterior of the Portacabin (left) and the very simple bathroom (right)

Some basics she could grab

Mrs. Freeman's bare room

Ms. Freeman was able to grab a pair of Marriott slippers (left) before she was taken to the temporary self-isolation facility (right).

Ms. Freemans exchanged messages with Hong Kong officials

Ms. Freemans exchanged messages with Hong Kong officials

Ms. Freemans exchanged messages with Hong Kong officials

Ms. Freeman filmed her suitcase full of Marriott toiletries before she was escorted.

"I'm genuinely angry," she said. "I feel like a big breakdown is imminent. If anyone wants to see me when I arrive at Facetime they would be very grateful."

"God, I'm so scared," she added.

Ms. Freeman also said she was billed HK $ 60 (£ 6) for sanitary ware.

Ms. Freeman's Instagram has the slogan: “Made in England. to travel around the world. & # 39;

Ms. Freeman's Instagram has the slogan: “Made in England. to travel around the world. & # 39;

It's not clear if she and her colleagues have to worry about other aspects of their accommodation at Penny's Bay Quarantine Center, which has a maximum capacity of 800 people and currently houses 142 apartments.

At the Covid warehouse, Ms. Freeman was given an application form to fill out to which she replied, "Go home."

She also asked if she could receive overseas parcels during her stay, but was advised that this was not allowed for hygienic reasons.

Mrs. Freeman also appeared to be responsive to her employer in one of her posts.

“I love BA that the flight crew can go home and we all have to stay here. What the hell, 'she said.

The average starting salary for a junior cabin crew member like Ms. Freeman is £ 15,000.

Senior pilots to long haul destinations like Hong Kong for airlines with a reputation for BA in the north of £ 150,000.

A British Airways spokeswoman told MailOnline: “Our teams in Hong Kong and London are helping with the care of our flight attendants, providing assistance and additional supplies to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible after the authorities request quarantine have in accordance with local Covid-19 regulations.

"We work closely with governments in every country we fly to, and we always put the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers at the center of everything we do."

Hong Kong, which is now very much under Beijing's thumb, tightened its draconian coronavirus restrictions earlier this month.

There are also plans to add the UK to the list of high risk countries from next week.

Glamorous social media posts by the stewardess before she was locked up in Hong Kong

Glamorous social media posts by the stewardess before she was locked up in Hong Kong

Glamorous social media posts by the stewardess before she was locked up in Hong Kong

Ellie Freeman, a stewardess from High Wycombe

Ellie Freeman, a stewardess from High Wycombe

Ellie Freeman, a stewardess from High Wycombe, is at a coronavirus camp in Hong Kong after one of her colleagues tested positive for coronavirus

Mrs. Freeman poses in the turbine of a jet wearing her British Airways uniform

Mrs. Freeman poses in the turbine of a jet wearing her British Airways uniform

Ms. Freeman was outraged that the Hong Kong enforcement officers charged her with toiletries

Ms. Freeman was outraged that the Hong Kong enforcement officers charged her with toiletries

Ms. Freeman was outraged that she was charged with sanitary items by enforcement officers in Hong Kong (Image: on social media posts left and right)

BA cabin crew were transferred from the airport on Lantau Island to the location of the closed Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong, which is now Penny's Bay Quarantine Center

BA cabin crew were transferred from the airport on Lantau Island to the location of the closed Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong, which is now Penny's Bay Quarantine Center

While some restaurants remain open, only groups of four are allowed – this includes people from the same household – and all bars have been closed.

Masks are required in all public spaces and fines of HK $ 5,000 (£ 500) will be imposed.

Hong Kong only recorded seven new cases of the disease on Thursday.

The commercial center has recorded a total of just 5,000 coronavirus cases and 103 deaths – many experts attribute this relatively low virus level to irresponsible raids against freedom in the West.

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