New_coronavirus

Passenger flights from UK to India resume from Friday

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had announced earlier this month that only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the UK between January 8 and January 23.

published on : 8th January 2021

'Alarming' virus variants need bolder response: WHO

While it is natural for viruses to change over time and the variant is not believed to cause more severe symptoms, its "increased transmissibility", means it still raises concern, says WHO Europe.

published on : 7th January 2021

Amid fresh lockdown in UK, Boris Johnson cancels his India trip for 72nd Republic Day

England is facing a third national lockdown that will go on till mid-February, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in coronavirus cases that have left hospitals across UK overwhelmed.

published on : 5th January 2021

New COVID-19 variant may enter Sri Lanka: health expert

The government's decision to allow over 500 tourists from Ukraine into the country sparked a controversy after drivers of the wild safari the tourist had been on were forced to be under quarantine.

published on : 5th January 2021

Recoveries go past 99 lakh as India adds less than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases

There are 2,50,183 active coronavirus cases in the country, which accounts for 2.43 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

published on : 2nd January 2021

38 UK returnees found positive for COVID in Delhi; new strain detected in seven patients

Delhi recorded 677 COVID-19 cases and 21 new fatalities on Wednesday, even as the positivity rate dropped to 0.8 per cent, authorities said.

published on : 31st December 2020

Plea for emergency travel as India extends UK travel ban over new COVID strain

The Indian High Commission in London said that it is on standby for any "emergency visa" requirements.

published on : 30th December 2020

Genome sequencing for all COVID-19 positive flyers who arrived in India from December 9 to 22

India has put in place a pro-active and preventive strategy to detect and contain the mutant variant of the virus.

published on : 29th December 2020

South Korea reports its first cases of new coronavirus variant

South Korea halted flights to and from the UK on December 23, but it is still possible to get from the UK to South Korea via other countries.

published on : 28th December 2020

South Africa rejects claim its Covid variant more dangerous than UK strain

Britain's Matt Hancock had said that the variant there was "highly concerning, because it is yet more transmissible, and it appears to have mutated further" than the similar strain in Britain.

published on : 25th December 2020

New COVID-19 strain: Over 40 countries restrict travel from UK

Scotland had already closed its border with the rest of the United Kingdom before the new strain was made public.

published on : 23rd December 2020

Chaos at Delhi airport, UK passengers stuck over eight hours to get COVID-19 report

As per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), passengers from the UK will only be permitted to exit the airport when the report of all the passengers in the flight is out.

published on : 23rd December 2020

591 passengers from UK land in Mumbai in three flights

While 299 have been sent to various hotels for the mandatory quarantine, 292 are at the airport, a civic official said.

published on : 22nd December 2020

New COVID-19 strain: Maharashtra announces night curfew, quarantine for European arrivals a must

According to an official statement here, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting in the light of the situation in the UK.

published on : 21st December 2020

New COVID-19 strain: Govt of India suspends flights from UK until December 31

"Considering the prevailing situation in UK. Govt. of India has decided that all flights originating from UK to India to be suspended till 31st December 2020," the aviation ministry said in a tweet.

published on : 21st December 2020
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