Canada suspends flights from India and Pakistan
New Delhi : Amid unprecedented surge in the number of new coronavirus infections, Canada has imposed a ban on flights coming from India and Pakistan.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban would start late Thursday, speaking hours after India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections in the previous 24-hours.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier this week that officials were studying the example of Britain, which is obliging foreigners who have been in India in the past 10 days to spend 10 days in quarantine.
He mentioned that community spread rather than international travel continued to be the main concern.
Meanwhile, India and Brazil are emerging as the latest epicenter of the pandemic where cases are growing in an unexpected rate.
France is imposing a 10-day quarantine for travelers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and India, while the United Arab Emirates has suspended all flights from India.