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 had been suspended due to a brand new pressure of the Sars-CoV-2 virus.
“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 can 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.
“Contemplating the prevailing scenario within the UK, the federal government of India has determined that each one flights originating from the UK to India shall be briefly suspended until December 31, 2020 (11.59pm). This suspension will begin from 11.59pm, December 22, 2020,” the civil aviation ministry had introduced.
The Union well being ministry stated on Tuesday all worldwide passengers who’ve arrived in India over the past 14 days – from December 9 to December 22 this yr, if symptomatic and examined constructive for the coronavirus illness must bear genome sequencing.
To date, 20 circumstances of the brand new pressure have been present in India, based on well being ministry.
All of the contaminated individuals are actually in isolation, the well being ministry stated in a press release, including that their fellow travellers and shut contacts are being traced and quarantined. Genome sequencing on different samples is at the moment happening.
From November 25 to midnight of December 23, 2020 about 33,000 passengers disembarked at numerous Indian airports from the UK.
All these passengers are being tracked and subjected by states to RT-PCR exams.