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Hong Kong omicron scare pits sushi against zero COVID

City's leader warns over price hikes amid calls for cargo restrictions

HONG KONG --  A costly plate of sushi is a small price to pay to keep Hong Kong free of COVID-19, according to some city politicians who are demanding tighter restrictions on air cargo arrivals in the midst of a virus outbreak.

That was the message Wednesday as Hong Kong's newly elected legislature met for the first time with lawmakers piling on Cathay Pacific after a surge in cases of the highly transmissible omicron variant was traced to several of the airline's crew members.

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