The Directorate Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday modified its order to increase the suspension on worldwide flights until January 31. The DGCA additionally mentioned that worldwide flights to and from the UK will stay suspended until January 7.
The suspension comes within the wake of the invention of circumstances of a brand new infectious pressure of SARS-Cov-2 first detected in the UK. The union well being ministry had beneficial the civil aviation ministry to increase the suspension of India-UK flights until January 7, information company PTI reported. The advice was based mostly on inputs from the joint monitoring group headed by director common of well being companies (DGHS) and the Nationwide Job Pressure headed by DG, Indian Council of Medical Analysis. The union well being ministry will topic samples of all worldwide passengers who arrived in India from December 9 to 22 and examined constructive for Covid-19 to genome sequencing as a way to detected the mutated Covid-19 pressure.
“All of the worldwide passengers who’ve arrived in India over the last 14 days (from December 9 to 22), if symptomatic and examined constructive, will likely be subjected to genome sequencing,” the union well being ministry mentioned in a press release on December 30.
The union minister on Wednesday mentioned that flights will resume in a strictly regulated method after January 7, 2021. “Determination has been taken to increase the momentary suspension of flights to & from the UK until 7 January 2021. Thereafter strictly regulated resumption will happen for which particulars will likely be introduced shortly,” Puri mentioned on Twitter.
The federal government has launched efforts to trace down hundreds of people that have entered India from UK up to now few weeks. Greater than 25 nations have suspended air journey with the UK over the brand new Covid-19 pressure.
Scheduled worldwide flights have been suspended in India since March 23 as a way to cease the unfold of coronavirus. Particular worldwide flights operated inside air bubbles preparations with different international locations since July.
The DGCA has exempted worldwide cargo flights from the modified suspension order. The order additionally outlined that the suspension is not going to apply on flights particularly permitted by the DGCA.