Govt extends suspension of India-UK flights until January 7 amid new coronavirus pressure scare

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India extends non permanent ban on flights to and from UK until January 7

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri introduced on Wednesday that the Centre has prolonged the non permanent suspension of flights to and from the UK until January 7, 2021. The flights operations have been suspended due to a brand new pressure of the Sars-CoV-2 virus. The event got here after 20 individuals, who’ve returned from the UK to India, have examined constructive for the brand new Covid-19 variant

“Resolution has been taken to increase the non permanent suspension of flights to & from the UK until 7 January 2021. Thereafter strictly regulated resumption will happen for which particulars might be introduced shortly,” Puri stated on Twitter.

India had suspended all flights from Britain final week till the top of the month as the brand new variant of the virus detected within the UK triggered widespread concern and journey restrictions the world over.

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India-UK have 67 weekly flights operated by 4 airways — Air India, Vistara, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Nearly 2,000-2,500 passengers used to fly in each day on these flights.

From November 25 to midnight of December 23, 2020 about 33,000 passengers disembarked at varied Indian airports from the UK. All these passengers are being tracked and subjected by states to RT-PCR assessments.

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