India temporarily suspends all flights from UK till 31st Dec amid new Covid-19 strain discovery1 min read
As the reports of the new strain of novel coronavirus emerging in the UK came out, many countries have already suspended flights from the country.
Regarding this new kind of emergency, the Indian govt has decided that all flights originating from the UK to India shall be temporarily suspended till 11:59 pm, 31st December. This suspension to start w.e.f. 11.59 pm, 22nd December, said Ministry of civil aviation.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reassured the people of the country that the Central government is alert about the new coronavirus strain emerging from the United Kingdom, adding that there is no need to panic.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot urged the Centre to ban all flights from the country.
“New mutation of coronavirus has emerged in the United Kingdom, which is a super-spreader. I urge the central government to ban all flights from the UK immediately,” Kejriwal tweeted.