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Iran bans passenger flights from India and Pakistan as COVID-19 instances surge

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  • Iran has banned passenger flights from India and Pakistan.
  • The choice was made by Iran’s Well being Ministry and was efficient from Saturday midnight.
  • Flights from Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the UK have already been banned because of the coronavirus state of affairs in Pakistan.

As coronavirus instances rise in each India and Pakistan, Iran’s Ministry of Aviation banned passenger flights from the 2 international locations in an try and stem the unfold of the an infection. 

The choice was made by Iran’s Well being Ministry and has been efficient from Saturday midnight.

Learn extra: Coronavirus: UK provides Pakistan to its ‘crimson listing’ of journey ban international locations

There aren’t any routine flights between Iran and India, and flights are operated often, Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) spokesperson advised the Iranian company.

Nevertheless, connecting flights between the international locations have additionally been prohibited, he added.

Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the UK had earlier banned the arrival of passengers from Pakistan given, the worsening state of affairs of Covid-19 in each international locations.

Learn extra: Coronavirus: Canada declares suspension of flights from Pakistan, India

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In the meantime, the UK has added Pakistan to its Purple Checklist of journey ban international locations.

Saudi Arabia then again has determined to renew worldwide flights from Might 17 aside from the 20 international locations, together with Pakistan. 

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