UK flight ban extended till 7th January

UK flight ban extended till 7th January


he Indian government on Wednesday extended the suspension of flights to the United Kingdom until January 7 amid warnings of a new highly contagious coronavirus. "It has been decided to extend the suspension of flights to the UK until 7 January 2021. Strict rules will be followed, the details of which will be announced soon," said Transport Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. According to the health department, 20 people returning to India from Britain have tested the new UK genome SARS-CoV-2 so far.

The figure includes six people diagnosed with new HIV on Tuesday who were kept in solitary confinement in specialized health care facilities by the state government and people close to them are also separated.The implementation of full communications has begun for those who travel with them, family contacts and others. Genome sequencing in some cases is ongoing. Not much is known about the difficulty, but experts say the current policies should still work effectively against it.

The mutant virus first appeared in the southeast of England in September. It is rapidly becoming a widespread phenomenon in London and other parts of the UK, and has led to an increase in infection rates and more severe rates. Mutant coronavirus cases have already been reported in Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore outside the UK.

The department said that from midnight on November 25 to December 23, about 33,000 passengers arrived at various Indian airports from the UK. All these passengers are monitored and evaluated RT-PCR by regional and union. The UK was one of 23 countries where India shared an “air gun” with them; the country is home to a large Indian community and several flights a day take hundreds of people between London and New Delhi and London and Mumbai.