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COVID-19 surge: Germany limits passenger flight traffic with India

Only German citizens will be able to cross into Germany from India, starting Sunday evening and it will soon add the virus-hit nation to its list of high-risk countries.

Published: 24th April 2021 08:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2021 12:24 AM   |  A+A-

A woman stands in front of counters in a terminal of the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany

A woman stands in front of counters in a terminal of the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany. (File photo| AFP)

By ANI

BERLIN: Germany has announced temporary limitations on the passenger traffic with India as the country is witnessing a record rise in coronavirus infections amid the second wave. "In order not to jeopardise our vaccination campaign, we need to significantly limit our passenger traffic with India," German Health Minister Jens Spahn, as quoted by Sputnik.

Only German citizens will be able to cross into Germany from India, starting Sunday evening. According to the Russian news agency, Germany will soon add India to its list of high-risk countries. Several countries around the world including Kuwait, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, and the UAE have suspended passenger flights from India.

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India on Saturday recorded 3,46,786 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out last year. According to the official data issued by the government, the country recorded 2,624 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

So far, 1,66,10,481 COVID-19 cases have been reported in India while 1,89,544 people have succumbed to the infection.



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